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Ear Tipping Feral Cats

Ever wonder why some feral cats have their ears tipped?

Here you can see a feral cat lounging in the shade outside of Margie’s Cat Cabin at AWS. His left ear is tipped, the only reliable method known for identifying a spayed or neutered feral cat. A quarter inch of the left ear is removed in a straight line while the cat is anesthetized during spay or neuter surgery. His ear tip lets our feral cat trapper know that he’s been taken care of. This way we can help control their population and also continue to take care of the cats in need of help.