where I aim to spread awareness to help important causes and where you
can start your week off right by making a difference each Monday, even
if that is just to pin, tweet, or share to pass this information on.
I completely missed National Feral Cat Day on Oct 16th!
I know…, how can I live with myself?!
My excuse is that it was my birthday the day before and I was up late with my family. Is that a good excuse? Family comes first, right? But, helping others is way up there, too. I leave it to you to decide (if you’re the judgmental type),
but don’t bother sharing your decision with me.
Anywho, I’ve been reading a lot about them (feral cats that is) and figured I’d share the info just in case you were having margaritas and missed it, too. Plus, many events going on to raise awareness and more for these cats are happening all month long; some even till the end of the year!
Go to Nationalferalcatday.org/events to find events and campaigns near you!
|photo from Alley Cat Allies|
Why Do These Cats Need Our Help?
“Left unaltered, free-roaming cats continue to
reproduce creating more homeless kittens. Through TNR, free-roaming
cats live out their lives without adding to the homeless cat
population. According to scientific studies, free-roaming cats gain
weight and live healthier lives after being altered. TNR programs are
proven to stabilize and significantly reduce the size of free-roaming
cat colonies. By limiting free-roaming cat populations, fewer unwanted
and homeless cats are taken to shelters and euthanized.” from the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
How can I help?
Spay/Neuter a cat or cat colony
Set up a feeding station or shelter for free roaming cats
Become a foster to feral kittens
Make a donation or find out more at the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
|No one told you either?|
Three Feral Kittens by Karen Thompson
This nonfiction book tells the
story of three kittens in the woods bordering the
author’s backyard and grew up in her yard. It’s illustrated with
photographs and includes eight pages of educational
activities; covering vocabulary, comprehension, STEM, and
A portion of the proceeds go to
the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon to help provide spay, neuter, and
vaccination services for feral cats as well as education services for
feral cat caretakers.
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