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How to identify a 'fixed' feral cat

When a feral is spayed or neutered, one of its ears is given a small tip or notch. It’s a very minor medical procedure and a proud badge, demonstrating to neighbors, animal control officers, and animal shelters that this cat has a home and a caretaker. As you can see from the photos below, the cat’s beauty and charm remain in full force!
The ear may be marked in one of three distinctive ways: Notch, Tip, or Top Notch.
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