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The Islands Feral Cat Project
We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. We operate on donations only.
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What are Ferals?

Caring for Ferals.
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Taming Feral Kittens

As of May 2020,
Islands Feral Cat Project
has sponsored 5,582 Cats
for TNVR !!


What is "Islands Feral Cat Project"?

    We are a non-profit organization that helps the feral cat communities by:
  • loaning traps for the capture of wild, sick, and injured ferals.
  • giving advice and lessons on trapping.
  • offering advice on the care of feral colonies.
  • arranging for the Spay/Neuter of our little friends, which in turn helps keep the colonies from multiplying.
  • arranging treatment of sick and injured ferals. # These cats are then marked by clipping the top edge of the ear for future identification.

    We are NOT Licensed by the Dept of Agriculture to Foster or Adopt Cats or Kittens.



  • For lost or found cats
    (or other pets)
    visit these links...


    Facebook
    Pet Lost and Found


    Chatham County
    Animal Control


    Craigslist
    Lost & Found


    Tabby Tracker


    We Need Your Help!

    The money collected does not go for food to feed ferals. It is used strictly for the Spay/Neuter Program, and for the treatment of sick and injured cats and kittens! If you would like to make a financial donation, donate some time, or would like to become a member, please let us know! We could use your help in offering sanctuary, medical attention, and food to our little friends!

    Contact Us!
    (912) 777 3289

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    IFCP believes that all that all animals deserve to live - even feral cats. Being feral isnít their fault. Some cats are born in the wild. Some cats are put out by their owners simply because they don't want them any more. Still other cats wander into our areas because their owners have moved and left them behind. Regardless, they no longer have human contact or compassion. They find their way to our feeding stations and stay because they find food and a kind word.

    Our Spay/Neuter program has helped to eliminate the repopulation of unwanted cats, and eventually these colonies will dwindle out. TNVR works-the breeding stops.

    We build feeding stations for the cats. This helps prevent the food from getting wet, controls the number of ants in the food, and keeps the water from getting hot and/or dirty between changings.

    Can feral cats or colonies be relocated?
    NO. Cats are like any other living animal; they are creatures of habit. Where a cat lives is its home; whether it's behind a building, dumpster, wooded area, or someone's backyard. Everyone has heard the story of Lassie Come Home. Cats (and dogs) have sometimes traveled hundreds of miles to get back to where they were moved from. Cats may get injured or die from starvation in an attempt to find their way home.

    Can feral cats be tamed to domestic house cats?
    YES! Especially kittens. Kittens that are 5-6 weeks old are easy to socialize. They may spit and hiss, but calm down quickly when held close and talked to. If they are 3 months or older it is harder, but possible. It takes a larger amount of time to tame them, but it can be done. Please keep in mind that it requires lots of patience and love!

    What happens when you call Animal Control to ferals?
    Animal Control canít adopt out feral cats because no one wants a cat that isn't immediately cuddly. Feral cats are, therefore, usually euthanized.

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    What about Rabies?
    Rabies in cats is extremely rare. Community cats in the maintained colony are generally as health as pet cats and have equally low rates of the disease. Cats are defensive by nature, so they run from most wildlife that could pose a threat to them.

    People should NEVER handle feral cats unless they know the cat!

    What is Feline AIDS?
    FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is not the same as human HIV. It cannot be transmitted to humans. The spread of FIV through water bowls or grooming is unlikely. It is spread through bite wounds (infected cat saliva) received while fighting. An actual bite wound is an integral part of the disease transmission. With proper care, cats with FIV can live for many years.

    What is Feline Leukemia?
    This is a serious disease in cats. The virus suppresses the immune system. It is spread by direct contact with infected cats and is transmitted via saliva.

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