Adopted microchipped kitten in a feral filled neighborhood

by Bonnie
(CA)

Hello,


I rescued a feral kitten from my neighborhood and the kitty decided to own me, lol. There are many feral cats in my neighborhood. For months I TNR these cats to control all the kittens I was finding in my backyard. The mother and sister of the kitten I took in, live in my backyard. My kitten sits in the window and stares at her relatives outside. She often darts out the door and I have to chase after my kitten who is chasing after her feline family. My kitten looks very similar to her sister. I have microchipped my kitten- but I am worried if she gets out, she will be mistaken for a feral in our neighborhood. I purchased a breakaway collar and I am reading many conflicting reports on breakaway collars. Considering there are so many cats in my neighborhood, would it be best to make her stand out with her collar in the event of her running away or is the risk of these breakaway collars too much? I also don't trust that all people are aware of microchips in pets.

Answer by Kate
Hi
The use a of a breakaway collar is fine. They are designed not to get the cat caught on anything, i tried to use them on my two boy kittens when they were small but they kept taking them off themselves so i gave up. However i live in a very suburban area where there are not many feral s so micro chipping alone here is fine.

It is entirely up to you if you want to use a collar with a name tag on it.

the only type of collars I do not recommend are flea collars and the collars with the elastic rather than the breakaway clip.

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-collars.html

best wishes Kate

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