October 16 is National Feral Cat Day. This day was launched in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, a national advocate for feral and stray cats and the foremost authority on Trap-Neuter-Return, to bring attention to the unnecessary killing of cats in shelters.
Feral cats are the same species as our beloved pet cats – except they have much harder lives. They live outdoors, and most can’t be socialized to tolerate and live with humans. Most animal shelters across the United States kill virtually all feral cat who come through their doors, because they either can’t be adopted, or because working with them to try to make them adoptable takes too much time and effort.
On Oct. 16, hundreds of groups will come together at events nationwide to raise awareness about feral cats. Find out how you can participate in Feral Cat Day in your community by visiting NationalFeralCatDay.org.
To show your support of feral cats, and cats everywhere, Alley Cat Allies has designed their Advocate t-shirts. They come in a whole rainbow of colors. We’re giving away two of the green shirts pictured below to two lucky winners. Winner gets to choose size.
Enter to win an Advocate T-shirt
To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win a t-shirt. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared. No need to post the link to your share. This giveaway is only open to readers in the United States, and ends Thursday, October 10. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.
For more information about the t-shirts, and to purchase in other colors, visit Alley Cat Allies Cafe Press shop. For more information about Alley Cat Allies, please visit their website.
For even more information, watch Jackson Galaxy proudly sporting one of the Advocate t-shirts in a PSA he just recorded for Alley Cat Allies:
*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.