What is a feral cat?
Feral cats are typically cats that were born outdoors and have never had any kind of human contact other than the occasional person who feeds the neighborhood cats. They pick an area and form a "colony" of cats. Feral cats over the age of 8-10 weeks old are not likely to become housecats. They were born and raised in the outdoors and are better left there. Needham Animal Control has been working with the Medfield Animal Shelter to trap Feral Cats around Needham, spay and neuter them so that they may not reproduce, and returns them to the colony from which they came. The Medfield Animal Shelter has been very generous to our town and runs only on donations. If you would like to make a donation to the Medfield Animal Shelter please call 508-359-8989.

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1. What is considered an animal emergency?
2. Does the Town of Needham have a leash law?
3. I found a baby racoon. Can I keep it?
4. There is a dead bird in my yard, does it need to be tested for the West Nile Virus?
5. Will Animal Control come and remove the dead animal from my yard?
6. What is a feral cat?