Today is a day set aside by Alley Cat Allies to talk about the issue of homeless cats and let you know how you can get involved in helping these kitties.
Hissy Fit Jones and Little Girl, both 8 years old, were born to feral mothers. Hissy was at the vet yesterday getting annual shots. He also has an ear infection, so he’s getting drops in his ears twice a day.
You may recall I wrote about the issue of feral cats (The Neverending War on Homeless Cats) a little over a month ago. I discussed a recently published book written by Dr Peter Marra, Head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, in which he advocates for the mass killing of homeless cats to save birds from extinction.
The truth is that while in some communities women’s voices are shushed by men in power, most men and women are never going to allow this to happen because we are a powerful voting block and we overwhelmingly reject the idea of cat extermination.
Besides, there is already an excellent solution on the table, and has been for years. It’s called Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and it has proven quite effective in areas where it’s put in to practice full-force.
If you want to help the homeless cats where you live, check out the National Feral Cat Day website for information on what you can do to make a difference.
16 thoughts on “Today is National Feral Cat Day”
To any animal lover this is an abomination.
What is? Helping feral cats or killing them?
Killing cats is unconscionable. As you suggested, just get them spayed or neutered.
Absolutely. Here in the area where I live there are low-cost clinics that are awarded grants to off-set the cost of spay/neuter. Granted, it’s harder to do than to just kill them. But it’s also more humane.
I actually had a beautiful “tuxedo” feral cat spayed once. He couldn’t wait to get away from me and back in the bush. I’m still glad I had him spayed.
He’d have probably thanked you for it if he could have.
Agreed. Good for you KAsinbe!
Thank you for all you do!
It is indeed. Share the love with the homeless kitties where you live!
TNR is the only way to curb the overpopulation of homeless cats.
I agree. I wish we could convince everyone of this.
TNR totally works. If only people like Peter Marra would get that through their think skulls.
Mee-you Rumpy mee was born frum a feral Mumma all so…now shee iss sorta tame butt not fullee. At least shee trusts Mumma Mary-Ellen to pat her a bit……
An mee iss not feral altho sumtimess mee can act purrty wild, mew mew mew.
**nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx
Oh but you do have it good, don’t you Henry?