Many of you already know that tomorrow is National Feral Cat Day, in which thousands of humans work hard to raise awareness and remove prejudices about feral cats. Many groups will be spaying and neutering feral, or as I prefer to call them, “community” cats for free. Some groups will be teaching people that a cat colony that is properly cared for consists of healthy cats that won’t spread disease or breed. They will show that TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is the most effective and humane way to reduce feral cat populations. Click on the link above and see if something is going on near you. My human will be attending an event put on by Fixnation and the Best Friends Free Fix LA Team.
You are never too young to learn how to love and care for community cats, so I want to talk about a new book by Karen Thompson, the human who lives with the PDX Pride kitties. It is a small children’s book called Three Feral Kittens, and it is the story of Hemming, Miss Marble and Tigress, three feral kittens who were cared for by the PDX Pride humans (the story ends before Miss Marble’s tragic death). It also contains exercises and games to help young humans learn more about feral kitties and their ways. It is a short but very charming book, and part of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.
Now, here is the deal: today’s post is a commenthon, and for each comment between now and 11:59 PM Pacific Time, October 16, my human will donate 50 cents to Fixnation, which spays and neuters feral cats and has a Saturday wellness clinic in the San Feranano Valley for cats and dogs. The cap is $75, and please spread the word so we can make the limit! But there’s more… the links to Three Feral Kittens are Amazon affiliate links, and if you buy a copy of the book between now and the end of the day October 16, my human will add our affiliate commission to the total!
Today is also Blog the Change for Animals — please visit some of the other participating blogs by clicking on the image below:
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