The Stray Cat Handbook

The Stray Cat Handbook

Book - 1999
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Finally, a book that deals with stray cats; a how-to guide to trapping and dealing with a stray cat. As a pet owner, animal lover and director of a humane organization that deals with stray cats every day, this book gives us one more tool to offer to people who want to help the thousands of strays that wander our streets. Bravo! Joseph J. Sprague, Jr., Executive Director, Tree House Animal Foundation

""Tamara Kreuz cares about the plight of stray and feral cats and gives practical ways to help them. Individuals and shelters can benefit from this book. If those who find stray animals can themselves set about to help by finding homes for domestic strays, or by creating safe havens for feral cats, this will make life a lot easier for shelter personnel, who are all too often overburdened by the number of animals they receive. We highly recommend The Stray Cat Handbook."" Louise Holton and Becky Robinson, Co-founders, Alley Cat Allies: The National Feral Cat Network

""This is a must read for those considering animal rescue work. The information and suggestions provided are first rate and are based on actual experiences."" Linda A. Heller, Division Manager, Orange County Animal Services (Florida)
A Howell Cat Book of Distinction
Publisher: New York : Howell Book House, [1999], ©1999
ISBN: 9780876051467
Branch Call Number: 636.8 Kr
Characteristics: xv, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Jul 22, 2011

This book provides you with the basics of dealing with a stray cat or delving into feral cat colony care. I think it could use some updating, and the case studies of particular cats and people are interesting. Don't take everything as a fixed rule, for example, you may not need to test every cat for FIV or FLV, especially if the incidence is low in your area. Spay and neuter save the day. I wish she had provided more detail on feral cat handling as well as socializing kittens (train them to accept touches to their paws, face, tummy, back, ears, nails, gums, teeth everyday; grooming, how to bathe a kitten properly (yes, there are tricks to this!), socializing them with dogs and kittens, and behavioral modification such as getting cats to sit for their food).

Incinerated_Newt Mar 10, 2011

A great resource for anyone bringing a rescued cat into the home or anyone who's thinking or doing so.


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