Don’t Fear Black Cats

October 31, 2009

Actor Dario Deak and his beautiful rescued black cat, Penelope.

North Shore Animal League.  http://www.nsalamerica.org/

http://www.youtube.com/user/animalleague

Black cats are near and dear to me, having adopted a number of them.

Thanks to Mickey

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National Feral Cat Day, October 16

October 16, 2009

October 16th is recognized as National Feral Cat Day, a day set aside to help feral cats.

Most of us have probably caught a fleeting glimpse of a feral cat now and again, a feline shape just on the edge of darkness. Do we just ignore them and hurry on with our busy lives, or do we try to help them to survive?

Many, many volunteers do work behind the scenes on a daily basis to maintain feral cat colonies, seeing they are trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their living areas.  But that is only the beginning.  These volunteers also commit to seeing feral cats have food, water, and shelter from harsh weather on a daily basis.  That is quite a commitment.  TNR groups are unsung heroes in my mind, and deserve our gratitude not only on this day, but every day.

See Alley Cat Allies’ website for information on how you can help feral cats, their rescuers, and celebrate National Feral Cat Day.

http://www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=388

This page has links to activities in many states. See if your state is listed and how you can get involved.

NFCD Calendar of Events

http://www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=481