If you move to a farm with feral cats, be prepared to take care of them

New owners of a farm or homestead at times find something unexpected and not part of the original property sale negotiations hiding in a barn or outbuilding — feral cats that have no intention of moving out just because the former owners did.

Having a cat or two on a homestead is not a bad idea. Born predators, they more than earn their keep controlling unwanted vermin. But when your new homestead comes already equipped with a feline, there are some steps to take when it comes to the animal’s health and well being, no matter how feral it may be.

“First and foremost, get them fixed or you will end up with 100 cats in a hurry,” said Dr. Christiana Yule at Fort Kent Animal Hospital.

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