How To Feed Stray Cats

Stray cats need to be able to fend for themselves.  When people begin to feed them and give them attention, they lose the ability to hunt and survive on their own.  This wouldn't be a problem if people looked after them for the rest of their lives.  Unfortunately, we move homes or even countries, and then the stray cats who learned to rely on us are left helpless.  Read on for instructions on how to help stray cats without hampering their independant instincts.


1.  Stray cats should only be fed once every other day.  This forces them to still hunt and keep their survival skills.


2.  Feed stray cats near garbage bins or other sources of scraps.  This allows the cat to still find food in the area if you aren't available to feed them any longer.


3.  Always sterilise stray cats.  This prevents them from breeding and introducing even more cats to a population that already competes for scarce food resources.  Please read about our Sterilisation Campaign to learn more.