Please Help the Cats!
Every Penny of Your Donation goes directly to the cats.
SAFER is run entirely by unpaid-volunteers.
Tax-Deductible Donations may be made through:
Checks made payable to “SAFER” (mail to: PO Box 1531, Hampton, NH 03843)
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To humanely trap, neuter and medically clear, release or place those cats that are deemed to be homeless, always improving the quality of life for the cats in our care. To develop and administer programs that will both educate the public and meet the needs of the homeless cats, thus helping to make the NH Seacoast cats SAFER.
What are feral cats and where do they come from? Feral cats are the offspring of regular, domestic, unneutered cats that have been allowed to run free or are abandoned. These cats learn to live by their wits and they continue to breed. The mother cats teach their kittens to fear humans, so that they can survive. Those kittens, and their offspring, are “feral” – “a domestic cat that has never known human touch.”
Where do these cats live? Some feral cats can be taught that humans are “not bad” and learn to live with us – or be socialized. Others cannot. The cats that can’t, or won’t, adapt to living with humans, live in colonies with other feral cats. They are everywhere: under rocks, on beaches, parks, alleys, fields and abandoned buildings. Cast off and unwanted, they band together for support and warmth. Cat-mothers teach their kittens to be wary of humans and to defend themselves.
CORRECTION to article written by Caitlin Andrews and posted in “Fosters” newspaper/online: “Spring is when cats appear” …read more