Feral Cat Facts (from Alley Cat Allies)
- Cats have lived alongside humans for more than 10,000 years. They are part of the natural landscape. Feral cats are the same species as pet cats. Feral cats, also called community or outdoor cats, live in groups called colonies and can thrive in every landscape. They are just as healthy as pet cats, but they are not socialized to humans and are therefore unadoptable.
- Trap-Neuter-Return—a humane approach to managing and caring for community cats—is the only effective method of stabilizing cat colonies. In the last decade, the number of local governments with official policies endorsing TNR has increased tenfold, with hundreds of cities and towns successfully carrying out TNR programs.
- However, in the majority of cities, cats are still caught and brought to animal pounds and shelters where they are killed. The shelter system is the number one cause of death for cats in the United States. About 70% of cats who enter shelters are killed there, including virtually 100% of feral cats. That’s why it’s so important for people like you to join us for National Feral Cat Day®, and every day, to help change society and create compassionate communities for cats.
That is great information, thank you. So thankful for all you do for kitties!ReplyDelete
Thanks for spreading the word about Ferals. We have been helping with TNR since 2007.ReplyDelete
Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some fun posts and archived stories about the abandoned/feral cat colony I manage.
Debby in Prescott Valley, Arizona
Paws up! It's so important that people get to know the facts about feral cats.ReplyDelete
Great post and Happy Feral Cat Day.ReplyDelete
hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles
Thanks for helping to educate us about feral kit-cats!ReplyDelete
We purr that more humans get involved in helping the feral kitties.ReplyDelete
Excellent post! I can't believe how cruel some people are about ferals, I know a woman in Boston that feeds hundreds daily. There have been many times over the years that people have poisoned them- so sad.ReplyDelete
Great information ! PurrsReplyDelete
Thank you for helping spread this good information about ferals, Jeanne! They need all the help they can get.ReplyDelete