Friends-of-felines

How You Can Help

Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization.  With your support we can continue to act on behalf of the feral and community cats on Hatteras Island.  Your donation will be used to protect and improve the lives of our island cats.

 

If you wish to make a donation to Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island, sponsor a feral or community cat or an entire feral colony make your check payable to Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island and mail to the address listed.

What is TNR?

TNR is a comprehensive, ongoing program in which stray and feral cats living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians.

 

TNR works because it breaks the reproduction cycle and advances the goal of reducing the numbers of feral and community cats in the environment. Studies have proven that TNR is the single most successful method of stablizing and maintaining healthy feral cat colonies. It is more effective and less costly than repeated attempts at extermination.  Catch and kill does not work.

 

Friends of Felines believes that euthanizing healthy animals is not an option and, if eradication programs really worked, we would not be faced with so many free-roaming cats and their offspring at shelters. Cats are territorial. They don’t allow other cats into their territory to steal their food. Altered cats will stand their ground and guard their food source, and will not have kittens. Remove the cat(s) from the habitat without changing the habitat and another cat will move in, and the breeding process will start all over again creating a population surge.  This is called the ‘vacuum effect’.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

-Albert Schweitzer

Friends of Felines is an all-volunteer non-profit feral cat advocate organization located on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.

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