You can help us to raise more funds by using two internet based services at no extra cost to you. Register on Give as You Live , nominate CAT 77 as your chosen charity and you will be able to … Continue reading
More than 80% of the charity's outgings were spent directly on the cats.” A figure we are very proud of - taken from CAT 77's Annual Report for the year ending March 31st 2018
About Cat Action Trust 1977
About Cat Action Trust 1977
Cat Action Trust 1977 is a small national charity dedicated to the welfare of feral cats. We have an Executive Committee and several branches:
The charity is run entirely by volunteers, which means that the bare minimum is spent on administrative costs and almost all money donated is spent directly on the cats and their welfare.
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CAT 1977’s policy is to help feral cats by limiting their numbers through neutering and returning to site, by providing veterinary care where necessary, and by finding homes for kittens and tame stray cats. The charity is totally against killing for expediency.
CAT 1977 also helps to educate the public and other animal welfare organisations about the humane control and care of the feral cat population through its website, newsletter and leaflets.
Feral cats are the descendants of lost or abandoned domestic (“tame”) cats. Because they have not been handled by humans as kittens, they grow up as if they are wild animals and are wary of humans. They are therefore invariably extremely difficult to handle, and specialised equipment is needed to trap and restrain them without injury to the cat, the trapper, or the vet.
Cats are extremely efficient reproducers. Large groups of feral cats (colonies) very soon build up and are found in numerous environments, such as parks, hospital grounds, factory premises and the gardens of private houses. Uncared for and allowed to breed unchecked, the life of a feral cat is short, miserable and full of suffering. However, once neutered, and if there is some shelter and a reliable food source available, feral cats can live long and healthy lives.
More Ways to Help CAT77
CAT77 Window Stickers
WINDOW STICKERS NOW AVAILABLE: HELP US TO SAVE OUR FURRY FRIENDS! In an effort to help educate the public about cat safety, CAT77 now has available window cling stickers. Put one on the inside of your car window and encourage … Continue reading
Rescue Policy – Rehoming from CAT77 and if you are looking to rehome your pet cat
Please note that CAT 77 does not normally take in and re-home pet cats. Our branches are kept very busy all year round. Feral cats can take some time to tame sufficiently for them to be happy to live with … Continue reading