How to keep away stray Hawthorne cats

Stray California cats are also known as feral cats. Feral cats occur in situations where they do not have owners to look after them. Besides, kittens born by adult strays end up being free-roaming themselves.

- Often, these type of Hawthorne cats weigh about 8-9 pounds and measure up to two feet long.
- They have a tail measuring two to three quarters the length of their body.

- Stray cats' live mainly in urban residential areas.
- Stray California cats depend mainly on small mammals as their main source of food.
- Occasionally, they also scavenge for food from trash cans.
- Unlike other wild cats, stray cats do not establish their dens.
- They often scout for an opportune place to reside.

- Stray cats' population is rapidly growing in most communities.
- Such a spurt in population growth can result in an increase in the spread of infectious diseases, parasites, and fleas.
- Stray cats often serve as hosts for infectious diseases and when they bite or scratch you or your pet, the ailments may be transmitted.
- One is advised to visit a health center for a checkup in case of a scratch or a bite from a Hawthorne cat.
- If you happen to have a stray cat in close proximity to your home, you should take preventive measures before harm comes to you or your pet.

- If you take in a stray cat and you have shown clearly that you have adopted it by feeding it as per Radnor Commissioner, Todd Curley, "then you better be ready to take responsibility for its actions.''
- Curley explains that the ordinance came out of a concern over rabies.
- "A Stray California cat is one of the most problematic vectors for rabies," he stated. He further goes on to add that rabies is an infection common in stray cats.
- Hence, one should visit a veterinary doctor once he/she adopts a stray cat in order to ensure that the adopted cat poses no potential health risk.

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