They live in the shadows – alleyways, empty lots and condemned buildings – of almost every neighborhood. Their lives are short and usually harsh. They struggle to find food and water in an environment filled with constant threats of disease, starvation, cruelty and predation. They are the abandoned, the lost and the wild – and they need our help.
How can you be part of the solution in Kitsap County? TNR Kitsap has a coalition of organizations ready to help. PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap, Kitsap Humane Society, PAWS of Bremerton and Kitsap Spay Neuter Council all have resources to help you with feral cats.
If you feed feral cats contact us today for assistance with trap, neuter, return.
In From the Wild
All kittens under 6 weeks of age can be socialized and adopted into loving homes as part of our “In From The Wild” program. Please make every effort to contact us as soon as you see kittens. PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap has skilled foster homes to tame these kittens. While it is best to capture females and sterilize them before they are pregnant, it is imperative to capture kittens and remove them from the colony before they perpetuate the reproduction cycle.
If you would like to volunteer to work with feral kittens, you can get more information here.
Barn Cat Placement
Rodent control specialists are occasionally available. Ideal residents for stables or barns.
Healthy, sterilized cats need barn homes! These cats are feral and shy and need a home at a farm, horse stable, or other suitable outdoor environment with shelter.
All the cats have been sterilized, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, and vaccinated against rabies, and now need an outdoor home where they can live out their lives.
Caretaker requirements include providing daily food and water and a shelter that provides protection from the elements.
Be prepared for a brief period of adjustment. Moving to a new home is stressful for anyone, cats included. After a short stay in secure confinement (tack room, etc. or a cage provided by PAWS) the cats will accept their new home and be chasing mice out of your grain with enthusiasm.
For information about the current availability of barn cats, please contact us.