Do you have feral (also called community) cats in your neighborhood? I know we do. There are feral cat colonies all over the world. Some areas embrace these cats and truly treat them as “community” cats. In other places, they are hunted down and taken to shelters where they are killed because they are not socialized to people and are therefore unadoptable.
This outdated method of managing feral colonies is cruel and it doesn’t work. Cats live in an area where there is a food source and shelter. When cats are removed from an area, others just move in.
As an ADVO-Cat for homeless kitties, I promote and support three main issues: feral cat trap-neuter-return; adopt, don’t shop; and spay/neuter. Tomorrow is National Feral Cat Day so I’ll be meowing about feral cats tomorrow. Adopt, don’t shop is a topic for the future. Today, I want to meow about spay/neuter.
Today is one of the four times a year bloggers come together to Blog the Change for Animals. In my humble kitty opinion, spaying and neutering your pets, and spreading the word of it’s importance, is the best way YOU can be the change for animals. Having all companion dogs and cats spayed or neutered is the only way to begin to end the killing in shelters of unwanted pets.
As an ADVO-cat, I have strong feelings about spay/neuter. I feel it is the only solution to the pet overpopulation problem and the deaths of so many unwanted animals. Today is a special day and I wanted to tell you a little about it in case you haven’t heard of it.
National Feral Cat Day was created in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy organization dedicated to the humane treatment and the protection of feral cats. They were the first organisation to introduce the Trap-Neuter-Return method to control feral cat colonies in America.
By establishing and promoting standards of care, the organization has promoted the humane treatment of cats into the national spotlight. Their approach is now embraced by major cities and … Continue reading