Cats of Durban help manage feral cat population
When cats are left unattended to they breed uncontrollably, producing dozens of kittens every year that face an uncertain future of possible abuse and neglect, so to avoid this becoming a problem, Nikki Moore founder of the Cats of Durban project aims at making people aware of the benefits of a managed feral cat population, “If you have cats on your property, you can feel privileged. They are keeping your property vermin-free. However, if they are not sterilised or fed, they will very rapidly become a problem, said Nikki.
Cats of Durban are a team of people who will help with sterilization, advice and care for stray cats found roaming around. It is an initiative to help the feral and stray cats of Durban founded by Moore, a journalist and of course cat lover. She started this initiative to help families who open their homes to these cats and have a band of dedicated and committed co-workers to help along the way.
Some people open their hearts to these strays and Cats of Durban is here to help them manage with what they have.They offer information and progress on cat projects, supplies links for information on feral and strays, and gives updates on the work of the organisations in Durban who look after feral and stray cats.
“The trend worldwide is towards Trap, Neuter, Release. This means that feral cats are caught, spayed or neutered so that they can’t have kittens, and then put back.
Cats are territorial, so they will prevent other cats from coming into their space. They are also extremely clean animals and very, very seldom carry any diseases. There are none, anyway, that can pose a threat to humans. It is really not advised to remove them (or even worse, kill them) as you are creating a vacuum that will attract other cats,”
“Stray cats are a problem created through uncaring and ignorant people who do not sterilize their animals and then dump the kittens to fend for themselves and Cats of Durban is helping to do just that.
The Cats of Durban are having a hard time at the moment. Our association is aimed at sterilizing cats to prevent unwanted kittens. This will solve most problems that we are currently experiencing with stray cats.Our ultimate aim is to make sure that cats are cherished, wanted, and sought-after, especially our feral and strays”, added Nikki.
For more information, advice, or help with sterilizing your cats, please contacts Nikki at Cats of Durban or phone 083 – 758-4483.