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.