Tomorrow is the fourth annual Free Feral Cat Spay Day! It was started in 2010 by Alley Cat Rescue with a simple request that vets and organizations offer free spaying and neutering of feral cats for this one day. The first year, 150 vets across the United States participated! And South Africa jumped in, making the campaign international!
We are lucky to live in a city with a great organization, Fixnation, that works very hard to offer free spaying and neutering to as many ferals as they can handle every day, along with offering inexpensive veterinary services to low-income families. If you want to see if there are any clinics in your area participating, check the list here. Even if you don’t have a feral kitty that needs to be spayed, please make a point to thank any participating local vets for doing something good for feral kitties, and your community! If they know their work is being acknowledged, it will encourage them to continue their good deeds!
Caring for colony cats does a lot of things — it keeps their population under control, helps prevent disease, and builds a kinder, more humane community. Ferals who have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated are as healthy as most housecats, even if they are not as friendly! If you have some wild kitties in your neighborhood, you can make a difference — visit Alley Cat Rescue or Alley Cat Allies to learn how.