We commonly receive inquiries about cats. Most of these calls are a direct result of feline overpopulation resulting from owners failing to spay or neuter because cats are able to reproduce at four months of age. It is important to neuter and spay cats as they contribute to the spread of Feline AIDS and Leukemia.
A responsible cat owner spays or neuters his/her cat between 5 and 6 months of age. By law cats need to be vaccinated for rabies from 3 months of age.
Cats are best kept indoors as there are many calls about lost cats. Coyotes and fishers are usually the cause.
The Town of East Hampton does not have the facilities to care for stray cats.