October 16 is designated as National Feral Cat Day, a day to show your support for our feral friends and the individuals and organizations who work to help protect and improve the lives of cats around the country. It’s a perfect opportunity to go out into your local community and introduce people to the idea of TNR and caring for feral cats.
Alley Cat Allies is the driving force behind National Feral Cat Day. They have a number of resources to help you make the most of this special day. Check out the Alley Cat Allies website for the following:
- Ideas and suggestions for celebrating National Feral Cat Day
- List of events taking place in states all over the country – find one in your town or register your event
- Sample materials to help you spread the word about your event
- Handouts to help educate others about feral cats
- Feral cat celebrity supporters (Portia di Rossi is a big supporter – I love her!)
- Alley Cat Allies gear – wear your love of feral cats on your sleeve! (or chest, or mug, or bumper…)
For example, the folks a The Foundation for Homeless Cats here in Phoenix are organizing volunteers to attend twelve different community events on Oct 16. They will be partnering with the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department, and the Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board to attend neighborhood gatherings where volunteers will distribute literature and information on low cost spay/neuter, TNR, and animal cruelty.
If you have something special planned for National Feral Cat Day, please leave a comment here with details.