PALM BEACH ISLAND CATS MISSION STATEMENT
PBIC prevents future generations of homeless cats by implementing the humane practice of Trap, Neuter and Return.
PBIC maintains the current population through daily feeding, watering and providing medical care as needed.
PBIC responds to all citizens’ concerns in order to achieve peaceful coexistence between our Town’s cats and residents.
Dedicated to preventing future generations of homeless cats
What is a Feral CAT?
Feral cats are the "wild" offspring of domestic cats and are primarily the result of pet owners' abandonment or failure to spay and neuter their animals, allowing them to breed uncontrolled. Feral cat 'colonies' can be found behind shopping areas or businesses, in alleys, parks, abandoned buildings, and rural areas. They are elusive and do not trust humans.
Many people assume their animals will survive when they move away and leave them behind. Contrary to popular belief, domestic animals do not automatically return to their "natural" instincts and they cannot fend for themselves!
Spay and Neuter
Studies have proven that trap-neuter-release is the single most successful method of stabilizing and maintaining healthy feral cat colonies with the least possible cost to local governments and residents, while providing the best life for the animals themselves.
Spaying/neutering homeless cats:
- Stabilizes the population at manageable levels.
- Eliminates annoying behaviors associated with mating.
- Is humane to the animals and fosters compassion in the neighborhoods.
- Is more effective and less costly than repeated attempts at extermination: costs for repeatedly trapping and killing feral colonies are far higher than promoting stable, non-breeding colonies in the same location. Vacated areas are soon filled by other cats, who start the breeding process over again.
Removing cats does not solve the feral cat problem, and local shelters do not have the resources to trap them. As long as there are humans there will be free roaming cats, so together we must "fix" then problem through TNR methods.
Donations may be mailed to:
Palm Beach Island Cats, Inc.
P.O. Box 173
Palm Beach, FL 33480