Category: <span>News</span>

Feral Fact: Feral Cats Are Not Adoptable!

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 doors. They are very wary of humans and are not socialized to people. In short, they cannot, and do not, get along with us humans. Stray cats, on the other hand, are cats who once were pet cats and somehow got separated from their homes. The cats can be returned to their humans, or if that is not possible, the can be “re-homed” into a new situation. SCRUFF’s mission is to work with the public to humanely reduce the population of feral and stray cats and to educate the public on ways to care for these “community” cats.

A Note of Thanks

Dear Scruff:   We remember how your organization helped us with neutering feral cats near our house. We adopted two of them as our pets.   Hope this small donation helps a little.   (Anne and Karl B)

Baby, It Is Coooold Outside!

As the old song says, “Baby, it’s cold outside!” January is a mighty cold time of the year. To help community cats stay warm this winter… As temperatures dip below freezing and even colder, community cats face additional challenges to find adequate shelter. If you are providing food and water for community cats and need ideas on how to help them stay warm, please call Scruff at 518-526-3372 for more information. Here is an example of a DIY shelter to get you started: https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-to-build-an-outdoor-shelter/

It Is January … Again!

January is a mighty cold time of the year. To help community cats stay warm this winter… As temperatures dip below freezing and even colder, community cats face additional challenges to find adequate shelter. If you are providing food and water for community cats and need ideas on how to help them stay warm, please call Scruff at 518-526-3372 for more information. Here is an example of a DIY shelter to get you started: https://www.alleycat.org/resources/how-to-build-an-outdoor-shelter/