WHAT
WE DO.

By using humane food-baited traps we catch, sterilize, vaccinate, treat and release feral cats. In doing this, we hope to reduce the damaging effect the feral cats have on the local African wild cat populations as well as to limit cruelty towards feral cats within the community.

 

In addition to the TNR project we currently maintain 28 feeding stations scattered across Hoedspruit. Feral kittens are fostered and adopted out to loving families.

2019 STATS.

4,934kg

Total

Food

Distributed

143

Unsterilised

Ferals

Caught

55

Adoptions

29

74

Steralised

Ferals

Caught

Humane

Euthanasia

THE ISSUE.

The main threat for the African wildcat is cross-breeding with domestic cats and because of this pure African wildcats are scarce. It has been estimated that in a 12-year lifespan a single female domestic cat could be responsible for as many as 3500 descendants.


Feral domestic cats also compete with wildcats for prey and habitat and can also transmit infectious diseases to them such as FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus).

GKACI is run solely by volunteers and funded on donations alone.

THE SOLUTION.

By using humane food-baited traps we catch, sterilize, vaccinate, treat and release feral cats. In doing this, we hope to reduce the damaging effect the feral cats have on the local African wildcat populations as well as to limit cruelty towards feral cats within the community. In addition to the TNR project we maintain 28 feeding stations scattered across Hoedspruit. Feral kittens are fostered and adopted out to loving families.


Feeding stations must be monitored, and traps set and collected twice a day. Fundraisers are also held regularly and any feral kittens adopted out to loving families.

Rabies
Every single cat that is trapped gets vaccinated against rabies.


Rabies is a dangerous virus that is fatal in all species, and any warm-blooded animal can become infected; the biggest carriers being cats and dogs.


We have the support of an incredible community, but need help raising money.
 


DONATIONS GO TOWARD:

Vets Bills
Sterilizing, vaccinating and routine treatment and care of feral cats.


Trapping Cages
Maintenance and purchasing of the well-used and humane cages.


Feeding Stations
Food, water, bowls, maintenance and purchasing of the stations.

YOUR

ALLEY CATS

NEEDS YOU.

It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a dedicated community to strive for the conservation of species. Working with everyone from those in the town houses to those in informal settlements, we look to educate all members of the community on the importance of working together toward this common goal. 

ACT NOW!

Protecting One of the World’s Most Illusive Species

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

MAKE AN IMPACT.

Have you got questions about Greater Kruger Alley Cats? Would you like to learn more and get involved? Please fill in the form below and we will be in touch.

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Greater Kruger Alley Cats Initiative (GKACI) is a fully registered charity with NPO status in South Africa, Reg No. 2016/521059/08.