Feral Cats: Feeding Strays Does Not Reduce Stray Population

June 18, 2017

Audra Farrell, Community Cares supervisor for the San Francisco SPCA, says that while those who feed stray cats think that feeding is the best thing they can do, it isn't.

Audra Farrell, Community Cares supervisor for the San Francisco SPCA, says that while those who feed stray cats think that feeding is the best thing they can do, it isn't.

While feeding is important for the stray cat population, it is not truly reducing the number of cats in communities. Instead, feeders need to be willing to trap stray and feral cats, or work with those who can help them trap if they are not comfortable with it.