Feral Cats in the Township

We are aware of the feral cat issue developing in the Township and have some tips to help deter them:

  • Stop feeding/putting food out for the cats. They will continue to roam areas where food is plentiful. Keep trash cans securely covered and grills clean of scraps. 
  • Board up holes in old sheds or garages, under decks or porches, or in simple shelters such as woodpiles or window wells to avoid providing this shelter to feral cats.
  • Fill flower beds and areas where cats lounge with sharp pebbles, eggshell shards, or a layer of chicken wire to make the ground uncomfortable.
  • Use natural repellents to sprinkle on flowerbeds or gardens include moth balls, ammonia soaked rags, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, citrus peels, coffee grounds, and citrus-based sprays. Reapply repellents after heavy rains for the best effectiveness.
  • Make sure to neuter/spay your own cats to remove any temptation from the strays
  • Spread the word!

Also, the Township will not come collect any deceased animal from your property. This is the responsibility of the homeowner.

Source: https://www.thespruce.com/discourage-feral-cats-386479