WAFFLES: Hey Boss? How come there are cats that live outside? Don't they have families and homes and toys and stuff?
KATIE: Waffles, not all cats are as lucky as we are. There are millions of cats without homes and families to love them.
WAFFLES: So where do they live? Where to they eat? And play?
KATIE: Some live in shelters. Those are the lucky ones. But many live on the streets. Many have never seen a wand toy or played with a crinkle ball.
WAFFLES: How is that fair? How can we have so much and they have so little?
KATIE: That's why we need to help them, Waffles. Our feral cat friends need us. And so do the kind and generous people that care for them. Did you know that many of our friends that visit our blog care for feral cats in their neighborhoods and communities?
Many of them practice TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) in an effort to end the tragic cycle of overpopulation. They feed them every single day, make sure they receive veterinary care when they're sick, they talk to them, they even give them names.
WAFFLES: It sounds like they really love them.
Today is National Feral Cat Day®
Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day® in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them. With each year, more and more people celebrating and supporting.
|Just a few of Christine's Ferals|
Our Friends at Riverfront Cats
We're proud to be supporting a dear friend and feral cat caregiver and advocate, Christine Micheals, from Riverfront Cats of Miami. Christine has a heart of gold. She exudes a joy and optimism in everything she does. That includes caring for a group of beautiful feral cats. Twice a day she feeds them, talks to them and offers welcoming neck scritches. She's a passionate supporter of Trap-Neuter-Return and makes sure each and every one of those cats has the care it needs. She's helped countless cats find their forever homes.
|Christine Michaels & Tabitha, Riverfront Cats|
So today we are asking you to join with us in helping her help these innocent souls with fur.
For every donation, you will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a wonderful prize package for you and your cats, valued at $220:♥︎ Martha Stewart cat food jar and matching feeding bowls
♥︎ Drinkwell water filter
♥︎ Litter Scooper
♥︎ Furminator for long hair cat
♥︎ Book- The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey
♥︎ Book - Purr Prints of the Heart
(Contest closes tomorrow, Oct 17 @11pm EST)