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The team at the Benoni Animal Rescue Centre were deeply moved by a lady named Jeanette, who took some time to rebuild the feral cat feeding station located at a recently cleared dumpsite.


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Benoni, South Africa (14 March 2023) – Jeanette, a helpful woman with a softspot for cats, offered to rebuild the Benoni Animal Rescue Centre’s (BARC) feral cat feeding hut which is located on a dumping site. The dumping site was recently cleared and so the feeding station had to be moved.

The main focus of most feral cat programmes is to Trap−Neuter−Return (TNR). This allows cats to continue to live in the safety of the colony, but stops the spread of disease and unwanted litters.

Feral cat colonies can be found across the South African provinces, and there are teams in each province that work tirelessly to care for and protect them. They play a vital role in killing off rodent populations in industrial areas and if managed correctly, can live long, healthy lives without getting in anyone’s way.

Many of these colonies can be made up of a mix of both true ferals (meaning the cat was born into the colony) or a lost/stray cat that wandered off or was dumped and found safety within the group. This is why if you ever have a cat go missing, check in with your local feral cat organisation, as they may see new cats within their colonies.

Feeders for these programmes become aquainted with the cats and are able to pick up when there are any changes. They would notice any new cats, pick up if there is illness or if a cat has an injury.

The BARC Hospital Road feeding station is home to a colony and while the dumpsite may have been cleared recently, the cats still needed a secure location to get their daily meal. BARC shared that a helpful woman named Jeanette, took the time to rebuild the feeding station, so the cats have somewhere warm and dry to eat.

“Our feral feeding station at the Hospital Road dump site needed to be moved due to a cleanup.

This amazing woman, Jeanette a compassionate animal lover took it upon herself to rebuild the station. Wow what and amazing job she did.

Thank you so so much Jeanette for your hard work.” – BARC

If you would like to assist BARC with food for its feral feeding programme, you can reach out via Facebook here for more information.

Sources: BARC
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