COMMUNICATION 178 FERAL CATS PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM
As you may be aware, HR has a feral cat population. The community also has a group of volunteer owners who work hard to keep the feral cat population under control. They also take care of the feeding points so that the cats do not roam near the buildings in HR and thus do not disturb the neighbours. Feral cats are cats that live in the wild, or on the streets, having no owner. These cats quickly become a nuisance to many owners. Recently, It has been reported to us that food has been left around the Resort and close to buildings to feed the cats. Even though these cats can be an asset to the resort by keeping vermin from our areas, It is essential to keep control of the numbers. To do this the volunteers help with feeding them, and, when new feral cats get attracted to the resort, we catch them and have them neutered. They are then “trained” to use one of our cat feeding stations which are away from the apartments.
When a feral cat is fed, it usually returns to the same point again and again and it usually brings with it more cats. Please don’t ever feed these cats. They are well catered for at the feeding stations. Experience shows us that we will always have the problem if people feed them at, or near, their apartments. The cats are spread over two feeding stations: 1. Calle Indico just south of the post boxes and on the opposite side. 2. The workers compound on Atlantico. This site has a purpose built plastic ‘house’ and has excellent food and water storage facilities. Both stations are fed by volunteers from a strict rota.
PLEASE, DO NOT FEED THE FERAL CATS