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Feral cats, otherwise known as stray cats, are classified as a pest species because of their habits of occupying public spaces in a feral colony and fighting and spraying.

These cats are wild animals. They were born in the wild and now live in the wild. They rarely live past three years of age. Cats are carnivores; therefore, they will eat birds, rodents and our garbage.

Many of us love cats, and when we see these adorable little animals, we may feel the urge to feed them. However, this is a “no no’. Feral cats are most often dirty and unhealthy and can spread parasites and diseases.

If you have one or perhaps a colony of feral cats on your property, it is wise to call a professional to get rid of them.

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Cat-scratch fever is the main disease feral cats can transmit. However, like other wildlife living in overcrowded and dirty conditions, they can also be the host for a variety of parasites and fecal matter diseases, otherwise referred to as zoonotic diseases.


As feral cats generally are around many other stray cats, they are susceptible to the Bartonella henselae bacteria. This infection is called cat-scratch fever, which is also called cat-scratch disease (CSD).

Feral cats get this infection by biting or scratching infected fleas and can get it from fighting with other stray cats.

Humans can get infected with this bacteria if a cat bites, scratches, or licks an open wound.

Symptoms may occur days after, with the first sign being a red sore or blister. A headache, fever and fatigue can follow this. In rare instances, CSD can affect bones, eyes, the heart and other organs, but this is more likely in children under five and those with a weakened immune system. Generally, CSD will go away on its own.


Feral cats roaming our neighborhoods and eating our garbage pose a significant public health threat and are the source of several zoonotic diseases.

These zoonotic diseases include rabies, cutaneous larval migrans, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, flea-borne typhus and plague.

Several of these diseases can be fatal.


Do you think the stray cat or cats are adorable, or are they becoming a nuisance? Either way, you must know it is wise to stay away and get rid of them.

If stray cats are making themselves at home on your property, get in touch with Anderson County PAWS with Kim Sanders.

Anderson County PAWS offers humane and safe feral cat removal services.

Stop the spread of cat scratches, rabies and other parasitic diseases, prevent injury to domesticated cats, stop the mess around your garbage, and stop the annoying noises day and night.

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