Today is an important day for feline fans everywhere: It’s National Feral Cat Day!
In 2001, the advocacy organization Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day (Oct. 16) to raise awareness about feral cats, promote trap-neuter-return efforts, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who love and care for cats.
This year, the 13th annual National Feral Cat Day shines a spotlight on the growing movement toward embracing humane animal control and sheltering practices that protect the lives of community cats. More than 400 events have been registered for National Feral Cat Day 2013 from coast to coast. You can read all about it at NationalFeralCatDay.org and search for an event in your community!
I spoke to the Ultimate Cat Lady, Alley Cat Allies President and co-founder Becky Robinson, via the wonders of the internets and learned more about this important day for all the kitty lovers across the nation.
Let’s raise our kibble high and take a look!
Read more about Sarah Donner and feral cats at Catster:
- Sarah Donner: Ask a Cat Lady
- Project Bay Cat Helps San Francisco Bay’s Rock-Dwelling Kitties
- 5 Ways Feral Cats Do More Good Than Harm for Wildlife
- Phaedra and Phriends Speaks Up for Special-Needs Rescue Cats
- Fostering Kittens Is Equal Parts Heroic and Heartbreaking
- How Blind Parking Lot Kittens Led Two Friends to Care for a Feral Cat Colony
- 8 Steps to Trap, Neuter, and Return Feral Cats
- Good Luck Getting a Sitter: Who Feeds Your Feral Cats While You’re on Vacation?
- So You Feed Feral Cats: What Do You Do When One Dies?
- Do You Get Too Attached to the Feral Cats in Your Care?
- How to Make Thermal Boxes to Save Feral Cats’ Lives in Winter