Did You Know: Very Young Cats Can Have Kittens!

Gray Cat

Did you know? Kittens as young as 4 months old can get pregnant. Be part of the solution. Trap-Neuter-vaccinate-Return. The only humane way to improve the lives of community cats. Call Scruff at 518-526-3372 for more information, or check our Contact Page here.

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What is TNvR?

Little Cat

The initials “TNvR” seem like some obscure secret organization until it is discovered that they actually stand for “Trap, Neuter, vaccinate, Return”.  As it turns out, TNVR is a humane strategy for reducing the number of feral and stray “community cats” and improving the quality of life for cats, wildlife,…

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January Is A Tough Time Of Year

Tabby Cat

“Baby, it’s cold outside!”  Well, that’s what the old song says. And that song is right!  January is a mighty cold time of the year. Although SCRUFF does not do feral cat removal or take in stray cats of kittens, we know of organizations who do that sort of thing.…

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Are You Concerned About Animal Cruelty?

Little Cat

Are you concerned about animal cruelty? We all should be. But, remember, SCRUFF is NOT an investigative organization. If you see or  suspect animal cruelty or abuse, call your local law enforcement agency immediately, or call the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society at (518) 434-8128. You can visit their website mohawkhumanesociety.org…

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Feral Fact: Feral Cats Are Not Adoptable!

Litter of Cats

We are often asked, “Why feral cats can’t “just be captured” and adopted out as pets?” That is a very good question. But the answer is fairly simple. Feral cats are not adoptable! Although they are the same species as our household pet cats, they are adapted to living out…

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Keep the New Year Happy – Avoid Kitty Tummy Trouble

Lexi says Happy New Year

Let’s hope that the kitties out there do not have Holiday Tummy Trouble.  Let’s face it, our cats have been known to “get into things“. We definitely do not want that to happen. Here is a very short list of human goodies that cats must avoid: Fatty or spicy foods…

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Ear Tipping- A Badge of Honor

Let’s talk about ear tipping: If you have community cats (also called feral or stray cats) in your neighborhood, you may have noticed that some or all of these outdoor cats have an ear that is squared off instead of pointy at the tip. The universal sign usually involves tipping…

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Is It OK to Pick Up A Feral Cat?

Tabby Cat

This week we have an important tip for everyone who wants to help feral cats. Please do not try to pick up a feral cat. They are certainly not used to interacting with people, and if you try to handle one it will be extremely stressed. For your safety, too,…

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