What We Do
The C.A.T.S., Inc. animal food pantry serves not only cats and dogs but their caretakers as well. Homeless people with animals, veterans, seniors on fixed incomes, senior facilities, rescues, and shelters of all kinds are recipients of our program. Our most important mission during this recession is to provide free animal food to those people in the Las Vegas community who are underserved. We have no paid staff, including ourselves, or grants of any kind. It is strictly an act of kindness, love, and dedication for ALL animals. We donate as much, if not more, dog food than cat food to our community.
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The Forgotten Ones "Feral Cats"
At some point, an abandoned domesticated cat and/or its offspring become feral. Each year, more than any other domesticated animal, abandoned cats suddenly find themselves in unfamiliar territory and struggle to survive the outdoors with the desert wildlife and the elements of the changing desert climate/weather. Fights with other cats, dogs, and wildlife often leave cats maimed or injured. Female cats also get into fights for territory. Young kittens are more capable of being socialized and successfully introduced to domestic life than feral adults.
The Difference Between Feral and Stray
"Feral" is not another word for "stray." "Stray cats" are domestic cats that have been abandoned or have wandered away from home and become lost, and may be skittish in your presence, but because stray cats once knew human companionship they can usually be re-socialized and placed in loving homes. "Feral cats" can rarely be socialized and are most content living outside. On the other hand, feral kittens up to 8 – 10 weeks of age can almost always be tamed and placed in loving homes. To tell the difference between a stray cat and a feral cat, observe the cat's appearance and behavior. A stray cat will often approach you but usually will not get close enough for you to touch it. When you put food down, a stray cat will likely eat right away. A feral cat is often on the defense when approached. It can be vocal, sometimes talking incessantly, and may look disheveled.
How We Help
Still another free service offered by Colucci's Animal Trappers & Savers, Inc. is our Pay It Forward FREE Animal Food Donation Program. We give out at least two truckloads of food every week. Any animal rescue organization, foster animal family, or person providing for animals other than their own pets can contact us for free animal food and or kitty litter. All that is required is that you send us an email with your request and how you help animals. You will then be put on a rotation list and as animal food, etc., becomes available you will be contacted. There is no charge for this service however donations are always appreciated. We don't just care for cats, we also provide for dogs or ANY animal that we have food for.