Tom cats will wonder away in the spring to mate with the female cats. Sometimes this does not go well for them. If you live in the country someone may shot your Tom cat. Some of my Tom cats have gotten run over on the road. If someone likes the looks of your Tom cat they may keep him. Tom cats get can in terrible fights with other Tom cats they may wonder into their territory. I used to have three outdoor Toms in the country years ago. A new young Tom wondered into our yard and my three Toms ganged up on him and he ran away immediately before any blood was shed.
I have had to doctor some of my Toms over the years as they came home with bitten ears and blood on their face. They did not care too much for my doctoring. I never lost any of the Toms I doctored as none of their wounds got infected. I treated them with wound salve and rubbing alcohol depending on where the wound was located on their body.
I have had several female cats take off for extended stays at someone else’s place. One of my female cats was gone for eight years before she returned home. She was a very gentle cat and I think someone had her for a house cat. They must have let her loose knowing that she would die soon. She returned home to my farm and died about one month after she returned home. My other female cat never left for more than one month before returning home. About 97 percent of my female cats never left our farm.
If your female cat has a large litter of kittens and you need to find good homes for them. Call the vet of the party that intends to adopt your kitten and see how they take care of the pets they have now. Ask if you can look at their house and see how their pets look. You can see how clean their house is. Interview them before you trust them with your kitten.
All of my cats are spayed and neutered now. I do not have to worry about finding kittens good homes anymore. All of my cats are house cats now. They are safe and sound and I do not have to worry about the dangers that can happen to outdoor cats. Outdoors cats can be killed or infected from wild animals or killed by coyotes.
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