Healthy outdoor cats await adoption at Bedford ARL
Friday, March 22, 2013
Several feral cats are ready for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. These cats have been spayed or neutered, have all their vaccinations, and most have been micro-chipped and/or ear tipped. They have also tested negative for feline AIDS and leukemia.
Adaptable, outdoor cats
Feral cats are outdoor cats and usually descendants of domestic cats. They can be effective hunters of small animals, especially unwanted barn mice.
These cats are adaptable and resilient and will thrive in an outdoor structure such as a barn, garage or workshop. Besides shelter, we ask adopters to provide one to two small bowls of food daily and water. Little to no human interaction is necessary for these furry felines to live a good life.
Maureen Prendergast, director of Outreach and Investigations at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, was in charge of processing these animals.
Barn homes ideal
“When we have feral cats at the shelter, we need to find homes for them as soon as possible,” Prendergast said. “Generally, a feral cat’s stay here at the shelter can be a stressful one. We work to get them placed in barn homes as quickly as possible.”
If you or someone you know would like to adopt a feral cat, contact Maureen Prendergast at 471-0888.
About the ARL
The ARL NH is open to all residents of New Hampshire, and actively serves the towns of Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Brookline, Candia, Dunbarton, Francestown, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Wilton and Windham.
For more information about adoptions, visit the Animal Rescue League of NH at 545 Route 101 in Bedford, call 472-5714 or visit www.rescueleague.org.