Stray Cats

We receive calls occasionally regarding homeless cats wandering through the village.

Feral Cats
Feral cats are unsocialized cats who may be 1 or more generations removed from a home environment and may live in a group or colony of similar cats. These cats and their offspring are victims of abandonment, accidental loss, and failure by owners to sterilize their pets.

Bloomingdale's Role
Unfortunately, the village is not equipped to catch, shelter or have these animals sterilized. We would advise residents not to feed them which will encourage the cats to go elsewhere for a food source.

We realize it is difficult for animal lovers, especially cat lovers, to let an animal go hungry. However, short of "adopting" and attempting to tame a feral cat, (which we are not advocating) there is little the village can do to help decrease the numbers.