Animal Rangers Florida - Feral Cat Information

Animal Rangers, FL Feral Cat Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
Animal Rangers, FL Feral Cat Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
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There are more than 70 million feral and stray cats in the US.  These cats are wild and pose a health risk to humans and
domesticated pets.  Feral cats can cause damage to property, and cause unsanitary conditions and air health issues with
their feces and urine.  Feral cats should be removed humanely by a feral cat control and feral cat trapper specialist.

How to identify a feral cat?  Feral refers to any domesticated animal type that has not had contact with humans.  
Responses to humans include hissing or growling, though this may change over time as contact with humans increases.

Stray cats often carry dangerous diseases.  The best way to protect your domesticated cat is to keep it indoors.  For other
pets and children, however, feral cats can be dangerous and they must be removed from an area.  Feral cats can also
carry disease through fleas and ticks that can be transmitted to humans and domesticated pets.

Some dangerous cat diseases carried by feral cats include:

Feline leukemia virus – this can be transmitted to other cats through urine, mucus, saliva, sharing food and being in close
proximity to each other.  This cat disease causes skin infection and digestive issues such as diarrhea.

Feline rabies – according to veterinary reports, cats are reported as rabid more than any other type of domesticated animal
in the US.  This is one of the most dangerous feline diseases as it can be passed on to humans.  Any area with pets or
small children is no place for a feral cat, and they must be removed immediately.

In general, there is prevailing concern about the role of feral cat colonies as a carrier of diseases, particularly
toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, rabies, and other diseases and parasites that can infect both humans and animals. Felids such
as cougars and cats, the mammals they feed on, and undercooked meat and chicken are a source of Toxoplasma gondii,
which causes toxoplasmosis.

Where do feral cats live? Feral cats typically live in a colony, which is a group of related cats. This colony lives in and
defends an area that has a source of food (such as a person feeding them or a restaurant dumpster).  Shelter is also
important for a colony, such as porches or abandoned structures and buildings.

Removal of feral cats in a humane and safe manner must be left to the professionals. Feral cat control and feral cat capture
must be done according to state regulation and law.  A trained, licensed feral cat control professional is the best way to
remove feral cats.
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