Feral Cat Protocol: Eartipping
Eartipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated feral cat. It is the removal of the distal one-quarter of a cat’s left ear, which is approximately 3/8 inch, or 1 cm, in an adult and proportionally smaller in a kitten.
Alley Cat Action, Volume 29, Issue 2, Winter 2019
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Protocols: Don’t Test for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Many veterinary spay/neuter clinics do not test feral cats for FeLV or FIV, because most enjoy excellent health and are no more likely to be infected with these viruses than owned cats.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
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All About Community Cats
Learn about feral cats in your community. Why can’t they be adopted? How does Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) work? Find out.
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Sample Veterinary Protocols: Microchipping and Scanning
As a veterinary professional, you are a trusted resource in your community. Clients may turn to you for help in reuniting lost or stray animals with their owners.
Encouraging your clients to microchip their companion and community cats will dramatically increase the likelihood of a reunion should their cat become lost or end up in a shelter. It is also important to remind pet owners to keep their contact information up to date with the microchip company or through a universal no-cost registry