Due to a large feral cat population and a substantial population of domestic cats that roam on public property, it can be difficult to determine how best to help a cat that appears lost. At the Lloydminster and District SPCA , cats are divided into four categories. These categories do not have solid boundaries and one cat can often fit into several categories. Understanding the differences helps determine what care a particular cat requires.
If you have found kittens under 8 weeks of age please look at our Wait Until 8 program.
It is best to monitor the cat’s situation, talk to neighbours and if it begins to look distressed, contact the SPCA. Keeping this cat in your home is unnecessary and significantly reduces the chance of it ever returning home.
A cat with a collar and a bell is often a good sign that its owners know it is out. You should only contact the SPCA to bring the cat in if it is injured, unhealthy or a nuisance on private property.
These cats should be monitored and if injured, unhealthy in appearance or a nuisance on private property than contact the SPCA. Rehabilitation into a new home may be possible in some circumstances, but should be done through the proper process.
Please contact the Lloydminster and District SPCA before bringing these cats to our facility. Feral cats cannot be rehabilitated into domestic cats. Feral kittens can be brought in at approximately two months of age, once they are no longer dependent on their mother’s milk. However, an appointment must be made in advance.
Lloydminster and District SPCA
Lloydminster, AB T9V 3A6
Phone: 780 875-2809
CRA Charitable No. 107998775RR0001