Thursday, October 16, 2014

National Feral Cat Day 2014

National Feral Cat Day 2014.
Welcome to Sandpiper Cat Blog and Happy National Feral Cat Day 2014! At SCB, we have been celebrating National Feral Cat Day for four years now! We celebrate in order to raise awareness for feral (community) cats that live in our world.

This year, the National Feral Cat Day theme is TNR: From The Alley....To Main Street, brought to us by Alley Cat Allies. National Feral Cat Day launched in 2001, on the 10th anniversary of Alley Cat Allies. The goal of the day is to promote TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs.

Watch the video below to learn the difference between feral and stray cats.

Community cat facts: 
  • Community cats have existed alongside people for 10,000 years.
  • They are called community cats, feral cats or outdoor cats.
  • Most community cats are not socialized to people, they are not adoptable.
  • Community cats (as members of the domestic cat species (like pet cats) are protected under state anti-cruelty laws.
  • Community cats should not be taken to pounds/shelters. 
  • Community cats can live full, healthy lives outdoors - but are usually killed in shelters.
  • Their kittens can be adopted into homes, but they must be socialized at an early age.

Alley Cat Allies is a wonderful organization, that was founded in 1990 and its headquarters are located Bethesda, Maryland. Alley Cat Allies is the only national organization dedicated to the protection of cats.

Please share our post today, or any day you come across it and help raise awareness about community cats.  Read our past posts from 20112012 and 2013.

Information courtesy of Alley Cat Allies. Used with permission.

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