Friday, October 16, 2020

National Feral Cat Day: October 16


From Alley Cat Allies website:
In a Trap-Neuter-Return program, community cats are humanely trapped (with box traps), brought to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped (the universal sign that a community cat has been neutered and vaccinated), and then returned to their outdoor home. 

Community Cats are at Home Outdoors

Cats living outdoors is nothing new. For most of their natural history, cats have lived outside alongside people. Evidence shows cats began living near people over 10,000 years ago, before the pyramids were built! It wasn’t until very recently, with the invention of kitty litter in the 1940s, that so many cats began living indoors only. Community cats are truly at home outdoors, just as countless cats have been for thousands of years.


It's hip to be tipped!

Paddy O'Malley, TNR'd in 2011
Sweetie, TNR'd in 2009

12 comments:

  1. Paddy yoo iz wun rugged lookin dood, but berry hansum

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  2. All kitties deserve a forever home and all the love that they want.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. ♥

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  3. AMEN! We gave our ferals an extra breakfast this morning and they did seem pleased.

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  4. Nice alley cat information! ! Thanks. Agree they do NOT belong in shelters

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  5. Great post. Happy feral cat day :-)

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  6. We love ferals, even the one who sleeps under the porch.

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  7. We just saw both our feral boys showed up for a meal after a few days off. It makes you smile

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  8. I'd read that Feral Cat Day has become Global Pet Day. I don't think I like that, as it takes the emphasis from ferals, who need attention and understanding.

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  9. Your past and present furbabies are clearly loved. ~hugs~ Be well!

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