National Feral Cat Day

National Feral Cat Day

Today is National Feral Cat Day. This annual event is coordinated by Alley Cat Allies as a way to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them. Each year people in communities across the country hold hundreds of events on National Feral Cat Day to draw attention to the cause and make a difference in the lives of cats. This year there are over 300 events planned in all 50 states.

This year’s motto for National Feral Cat Day is “Compassion for Cats: Coast to Coast.” 

Here are some ways you can help to protect and improve the lives of feral cats:

  • Attend an event in you area. The Alley Cat Allies website has a listing of events across the nation.
  • Donate your Facebook status to let your friends know you’re celebrating National Feral Cat Day to spread awareness about the plight of feral cats.
  • If you know someone who is feeding feral cats, ask if they would like a donation of food or other supplies to help defray costs.
  • Post a widget to your blog or website to help raise awareness about the needs of feral cats.
  • Connect with Alley Cat Allies on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Show your support by purchasing National Feral Cat Day merchandise.
  • Visit Vox Felina, a blog featuring research notes, news stories, correspondences, and associated commentary focused on a range of issues related to feral cats in general, and Trap-Neuter-Return in particular.

Conscious Cat Sunday will return next week.

10 Comments on National Feral Cat Day

  1. Katnip Lounge
    October 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm (7 years ago)

    We are all formerly feral here at The Lounge. Humans need to get us spayed and neutered!

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    • Ingrid
      October 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm (7 years ago)

      That’s definitely one of the most important things!

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  2. Layla Morgan Wilde
    October 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm (7 years ago)

    Domino sends purrs from the sunny porch where we’ve been hanging out all morning. After seven years, he finally allows and loves petting and vigorous massage. He is the feral poster kitty for never say never or it’s never too late to be loved and to have a home.

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    • Ingrid
      October 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm (7 years ago)

      Fingers and paws are crossed for Domino letting go of the remainder of his feral ways this winter, Layla.

      Reply
  3. Marilia
    October 16, 2011 at 10:56 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks to share!!!
    I´m following in Facebook now!

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    • Ingrid
      October 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks, Marilia!

      Reply
  4. Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
    October 16, 2011 at 8:27 am (7 years ago)

    We always celebrate Feral Cat Day in our household – why? Because Sam was a feral kitten brought to the local shelter 12 years ago where we promptly adopted him and took him home. He has a lot of feral ways but is also quite a “lap cat”. Domino is one of OUR favorite ferals too and reading that he’s getting used to slipping inside Layla’s house once in a while is a wonderful sign that he just might be considering an especially snuggily winter!

    Pam and Sam

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    • Ingrid
      October 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm (7 years ago)

      I didn’t realize Sam was a feral kitten – how lucky was he that you adopted him, Pam!

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  5. Marg
    October 16, 2011 at 8:17 am (7 years ago)

    Domino is one of our favorites too. We are thrilled that he is getting a little tamer. It is always so exciting when the feral cats finally let you pat them. It is one of the most gratifying things in life.
    Take care and have a fantastic Sunday.

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    • Ingrid
      October 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm (7 years ago)

      Isn’t it exciting that Domino is starting to come around, Marg? I hope you’re having a great Sunday, too.

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