Tuesday, October 16, 2012

National Feral Cat Day

October 16th is National Feral Cat Day.

Hyde Park Cats believes strongly in the TNR movement, wherein community caretakers trap feral cats, have them spay/neutered and vaccinated, and then return them to their outdoor homes. We believe communities should actively work to reduce the numbers of homeless domesticated animals, to the benefit not only of the animals but to the people in the community.

We have TNRed dozens of area cats, and found homes for three hundred THATS RIGHT 300 cats, most of whom were living on the streets, most of whom were reproducing and making even more homeless cats.

Thank you to all the folks in Hyde Park and beyond who care for the feral cats, who get up on the snowy days or the muggy summer days to make sure 'their' cats have food and water. Thanks to the trappers who won't give up on that one stubborn old tom who just doesn't realize you are trying to help him. Thanks to the vet techs and the vets at our partner organizations! And thanks to everyone who gives some money to keep the movement going.

Please consider donating some money today to recognize and support our efforts to act locally. Hit the Paypal button there on the side.

If you're new to the idea of feral cats and TNR, Alley Cat Allies is a comprehensive resource.

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