Homes Needed for Feral Cats Captured by Humane Society

Published: 1/15/2017 12:21:00 AM
Modified: 1/17/2017 2:47:13 PM

Enfield — It’s a problem that crops up from time to time in the Upper Valley: A well-intentioned neighbor starts feeding a couple of stray cats. Then, they multiply. And multiply some more.

“People… don’t want to see the cats starve,” said Stephanie Frommer, director of operations at the Upper Valley Humane Society. “They care about the cats. Then they quickly find themselves overwhelmed.”

In the coming months, the humane society will be trapping and removing cats from two properties in the Mascoma Valley, which will then be spayed or neutered and adopted out as barn cats, Frommer said.

The humane society has been diligently working to have homes lined up for the felines ahead of time.

“We don’t want feral cats sitting in our shelter,” Frommer said.

The animals are not affectionate and hide from humans, but they are good hunters that will take care of rodent populations in exchange for some cat food and a place to warm up during the colder months.

Currently, the shelter is looking to adopt out four feral cats — including two siblings that need to be adopted together — before bringing in new occupants.

But potential adopters don’t need to own barns in order to have a barn cat, Frommer said. Anyone who has a garage that allows the cat to come and go as it pleases will do.

For more information, visit https://uvhs.org/barn-cat-program/ or call 603-448-6888.

Liz Sauchelli




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