Since 1990 Ally Cat Allies has been working to educate people about the best way to care for stray and feral cats, increasing the number of Trap-Neuter-Return programs and working with hundreds of local groups. There is still more to be done, and National Feral Cat Day is a great opportunity to tell others about our feral feline friends.
Trap-Neuter-Return improves the cats’ lives by ending the breeding cycle. The cats no longer undergo the stresses associated with mating and pregnancy and the population stabilizes because there are no new kittens. Cats in Trap-Neuter-Return programs are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated.
Nearly 100 events are already scheduled nationwide to celebrate National Feral Cat Day
- Stray and feral cats have been living outside alongside people for 10,000 years. They are not a new phenomenon. They are healthy and thrive in every landscape, from the most urban to the most rural.
- Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a program that helps feral cats. The cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and then returned to their outdoor home.
- Feral cats are not socialized to people—so aren’t adoptable. When they are taken to a pound or shelter they are almost always killed. Ask your shelter to launch a TNR program!