National Feral Cat Day: October 16, 2014

National Feral Cat Day
National Feral Cat Day
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Feral cats or community cats; they belong to all of us, so says Jackson Galaxy and his correct. Those of us who know cats would totally agree with Jackson. In some countries most cats are community cats. That is the norm. In developed countries it is more about personal cat ownership.

National Feral Cat Day® was instigated by Alley Cat Allies to promote an awareness of the need to be compassionate towards feral cats and to increase the number of people involved in trap-neuter-return, the only humane way of controlling feral cat numbers. It is an opportunity for people who care about the welfare of feral cats to spread the word; to help defeat those who want to hurt or exterminate feral cats.

It takes place on the 16th October each year. The 2014 theme is “TNR: From the Alley…to Main Street.”

Anyone can get involved in organizing an event. Alley Cat Allies have a really nice poster than can be downloaded and used by event organizers.

National Feral Cat Day® is not only about Americans promoting care of the feral cat; it is also international.

Click on this link to find out more.

18 thoughts on “National Feral Cat Day: October 16, 2014”

  1. Yesterday was National Feral Cat Day.
    So many tented fundraisers going on.
    So many festivities.
    Such happiness.
    I taste tested until I thought I would explode.
    Ferals will always be the best part of my life.

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  2. A “NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY” would definitely create awareness towards the street cat and abandoned cats.Ultimately it is we humans who control the destiny of all other species on Planet Earth that suits our conveniences and needs.We humans have to realize that controlling stray cat population by “Trap & Neuter” is the most humane manner of controlling the cat population.
    Below is a photo of a feral cat photographed in Indonesia. Most of the feral cats in Indonesia have distorted or docked tails.Reasons ?

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    • Dilute orange spotted tabby bob-tailed feral cat 😉 Cute and a bit sad. The short and kinked tail is interesting. The original Siamese cats from Thailand in the late 1800s also had kinked tails and some had/have short tails. The breeders in the West bred out this kink.

      My neighbour has two Siamese cats and I was stroking one (the blue point) and although her tail is straight you can feel a kink in it at the end of it. The Asian cat tail kink/distortion is alive and well in Europe!

      I’ll do a page on that subject today if I can. I am not sure there are definitive and certain reasons for this tail abnormality in Asian cats other than it is an unwelcome genetic mutation.

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  3. I think there are 4 ferals that come and eat here at night.One I can pet ,but the rest I only get a glimpse of.I live in the country and there is woods behind my house.No telling how many cats ,coons and possums I feed at night.

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  4. There will be some festivities here for sure.
    Many of us will celebrate in some way.

    R, you need to press for a National Anti-declaw Day. That would be great and you could set off some of those fireworks you did in one of your posters.

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      • I will Insha Allah share my update about the welfare of my FERAL CATS on 16th October 2014, and give the detail of the funded amount by PoC to this site.

        I am IN with my full efforts to protect them and make them a socialize fellow of the society. I am happy for this post. Thank you Michael. <3

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        • Ahsan, you are Pakistan’s one man band of feral cat carers and every day for you is Feral Cat Day 😉

          I look forward to your next article. We enjoy them and they are unique on the internet.

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          • Today I am happy that I saw my third Black Beauty Queen visiting to my terrace and asking for food. She is unique, shining black coat, and very shy eyes, but unfortunately I had no camera because Khadija was not at home, she had that. The beauty drank milk and ate dry cat food. I pet het three times. She never allow anyone to pet her, instantly attacks one with claws but I am lucky (father) that I can love her, touch her and sit beside her. One of my student was saying that she is very angry cat, I said no cat is angry, the way you deal or touch the cat is a kind of anger deal/touch.

            Michael I share the amount of cat welfare here, This is 110 Pounds= 17,743 Rupees.

            Deeply thank you and now waiting for the shops to open for buying the materials.

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