I have wild cats at my home or business, will you come get them?

In short, no, and neither will Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement. Wild/feral cats are treated as wildlife in Georgia and are only to be removed from their habitat when sick or injured. Think of them as squirrels or birds. They are part of the habitat and community. However, there are things you can do to prevent them from reproducing or from coming onto your property. (see below)

 

What can I use to keep wild cats off of my property, but without harming them?

There are a few things you can get to keep cats off your property humanely. First, make sure the animals are not owned. They may be your neighbors, and a simple discussion may solve the issue. Certain plants will naturally deter cats, such as: Lavender, Rue, Pennyroyal, Coleus Canina, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Grass. The most effective tool we have found is a scarecrow  motion sensor water sprayer that can be found on Amazon for $67.

 

I want to help spay/neuter the community cats I am caring for, but I can’t afford to fix them all. Can you help? 

Absolutely! You have taken the first step in becoming a responsible community cat caregiver. If you are willing to put in the work to trap, transport, and recover the animals we can help you financially with your TNR efforts. We may not be able to cover all of the expenses, but we will do what we can. E-mail Jeani at jwampler@PEThoodGA.org to discuss options. Additionally, you can contact Spay Georgia they have grant funding to assist with a select number of community cats each month.

 

There is a sick/injured community cat. What should I do?

If the animal is sick/injured it needs to be seen by a veterinarian immediately. If the animal in unable to be handled by you or any humans you will need a humane trap. Please contact us at 678-561-3491 and let us know you need to borrow a trap, and it is for an injured animal. We keep a small supply of traps available for sick/injured animals. If you are able to trap it, and want to try and help it or treat it we suggest visiting Barnick Animal Care in Suwanee. They are the only clinic we work with that works closely with unsocialized cats. If you are unable to trap in yourself, please contact Gwinnett Animal Welfare at 770-339-3200 and inform them there is a sick/injured animal. They will dispatch officers to attempt to rescue the animal.