Trap the cats in a humane trap that allows them to be transported to a veterinarian. You attract the cats to the trap with food, once the cat has entered the trap far enough to eat the food, the trap door closes so the cat cannot escape.
Spay/Neuter the outdoor cat so they are no longer able to reproduce. This prevents overpopulation, animal suffering, and high kitten mortality rates.
After the cats have been given a few days to recover, they are returned to their original home.
There are several great resources for Trap-Neuter-Return in our area. One that is available to everyone is Nobody's cats. Get online and schedule appointments for those feral kitties hanging around outside your home. Let's fix this problem. If you don't have a trap they can lend you one. Easy and affordable. $40 will save so many lives.
Another resource that is available to anyone is the SPCA of York County. This program is $20 per cat. This clinics accepts walk-ins Monday-Thursday with no appointments necessary. Check out their website for more information.
Another resource is No Nonsense Neutering with three clinics throughout PA (Allentown, Reading, Plains). Check out their website for more information!
"Our mission: To end over-population of cats and dogs by providing quality and affordable spay-neuter services."
"Derry Township Community Cats (DTCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing Trap/Neuter/Return/Vaccine (TNRV) services to humanely control the outdoor cat population in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA."
"Derry Township residents can use the following services at no charge, and help reduce the outdoor cat population: Training and assistance with trapping cats, Full spay and neuter services, Vaccinations (rabies and distemper) and any medical treatment needed for cats who have been trapped, Post-surgical care for cats, Return of outdoor cats to their colony."
Lebanon County Community Cats is a volunteer-based group working to promote Trap Neuter Return (TNR) as the humane solution for reducing the free-roaming cat population throughout the county.
"Cornwall Community Cats is a volunteer organization seeking to humanely reduce the feral cat population in Cornwall Borough, Pennsylvania. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns/complaints, and stops the breeding cycle.
Please call or message if you’d like to report a feral cat problem, donate, or get involved!"
"Steelton Community Cats (SCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was originally started as a Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR) program in Steelton, PA - a community, that at one point, was overwhelmed with widespread, overpopulated free-roaming cats. SCC is very proud to have taken the traditional TNR process and turned it into a true TNVR (the V standing for vaccination) as we believe it is our mission to not only return the cats to their colonies so they can no longer reproduce but to make sure each cat is vaccinated and healthy to return. Out of a strong desire to humanely and efficiently tackle free-roaming cat colonies that were quickly becoming overpopulated, SCC was born. Since then, SCC has not only continued its TNVR program, we have extended our reach and efforts from Steelton Borough to Swatara, Lower Swatara, and Susquehanna Townships to help them reduce and care for their free-roaming cats."