Ferrell cats friend or foe

There has been a lot of interest and comments made lately on Ferrell cats.  I have friends who recently adopted a litter of kittens from a Ferrell cat couple.  The whole neighborhood was involved in feeding and caring for these fur babies and recently put an ad out on Facebook for adoption of these cute little kittens as they hadn’t gone the way of the parents due to all the human interaction they had received.

This is not always the case, sometimes people fear them, try to capture them, call animal control on them, anything to rid the neighborhood of these unwanted guests.  On the flip side some people welcome them as a way to rid their neighborhood of mice, rats, unwanted birds, or they live by the mantra “live and let live.”

Where do Ferrell cats come from? Sad to say many come from abandonment; they get tired of their pet; or they have to relocate and no pets are allowed; maybe a child has an allergy and can’t tolerate the pet and instead of surrendering them to a shelter they take them to a neighborhood and drop them off to fend for themselves.  This is against the law in most areas however, under the cover of night, it’s hard to catch someone guilty of this action.

This is an age old debate, as long as there are people and pets there will be this problem; are you part of the solution?  Where do your feelings fall in this debate?  Start a conversation with your family, your neighborhood, to educate others on the proper way to care for their pets; spay or neuter; surrender or put up for adoption; there are many solutions to this age-old problem; which side of the fence do you fall on?  We’d love to hear from you.

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