I will be attending workshops at All About Animals Rescue in Warren, Michigan on Sunday, to gain more knowledge and tools on aiding community cats. I used to call Sammy, Mama Mia and Patty O'Malley 'feral cats', but since they have chosen to live in the insulated shelters that we've built, and allow me to touch them, I can't call them wild anymore. But there are lots of cat colonies out there, needing support and knowledgable humans to give them a helping hand. TNR (trap-neuter-return) is one of the best options available right now to control and handle community cats, and more people need to know. Cats who are unused to human contact are the first ones to be euthanized in over-crowded animal pounds, so Alley Cat Allies organized National Feral Cat Day to get people involved to try to turn the tide. Anything an individual can do to help, can save many cats lives.
|Early photo of Hobo in 2009, before I know what a feral cat was, or the term TNR|