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)
This is very special. We will helpReplyDelete
Oh thank you Patty! Every little bit helps!Delete
How awesome that the fundraiser is helping Riverfront Cats - we love Christine and her organization!ReplyDelete
You are so sweet Summer! We love you and your wonderful human!Delete
What a beautiful post!! In such a few eloquent words, I'm moved! Practically teary eyed. It means a lot that you, Katie and Waffles took the time to share the need for feral cats everywhere. We have an incredible community.ReplyDelete
Thank you again!
You guys never fail to make my eyes leak. I'll be donating in the morning!ReplyDelete
I'll donate more after my husband gets paid tomorrow. We've been dealing with major vet bills for my senior Coonhound girl, Suki. (The good news is that she's responding to her meds.)ReplyDelete
Very moving post ! We cannot donate worldwide (we wish we could !), and we're already helping our Swiss feral pals, we hope you understand. Pawsome giveaway ! PurrsReplyDelete
Very beautiful and moving post ..... We pray you get many donations.ReplyDelete
What a touching post Katie and Waffles. We feel the same way you do - we are so blessed to live in a home with food, treats, toys, love, and all the toys, scratching posts, and pet beds any kitty could dream of. Any cat could become an outdoor cat, and just because they don't have what we have, doesn't mean they don't deserve love, respect, food, veterinary care and more. Thank you for sharing this fundraiser. Christine is one of our favorite humans and we love her so very much for all she does to take care of the precious Riverfront Cats. Purrs from the Zee/Zoey kitties!ReplyDelete
Paws up to Miss Christine for all she does for the feral kitties. We usually donate today to Alley Cat Allies to help the ferals, but we're gonna ask the mom if we can donate to both great causes.ReplyDelete
we are so glad that cats like you are helping spread the word....we have done TNR in our neighborhood and care for our feral girl Allie.ReplyDelete
What a marvelous article to spread the word about ferals. Gemini could have been a feral--she was moving in that direction but she found us.ReplyDelete
You guys are very lucky to live at the TownhouseReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Great post! TW has been feeding homeless cats since she was a teenager. Before it was even called TNR she teamed with a neighborhood boy and they got every stray on the block fixed. Today she still carries cat food in her bag at all times in case she runs across a hungry cat. Everyone doesn’t feel this way. Some nasty woman screamed at her and called the po po a few weeks ago. She won’t go back there but just donated a case of food to help feed them.ReplyDelete
Such a great and important cause. Without TNR we wouldn't have Mickey Mouser or Rufus the Red - both were rescued by trappers - and so many cats and kittens would be facing another terrible winter here.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea!!!! paws paws paws for you.ReplyDelete
Aww, I'm glad to see it's gotten up so high! :) I was the first donator and I could only give a small amount.ReplyDelete
Great idea! Love this post! Love you guys for helping the kitties!ReplyDelete
This is a fabulous post. Katie and Waffles, thank you for recognizing all of us who feed those kitties living in the shadows outside. At PAD Paws, we've rescued and rehomed many cats, and we know we will only get busier as time marches on. It's wonderful to see this fundraiser for Riverfront Cats. We donated :) Love, Laura and Coco, Valentina, Manhattan, Bessie and LuluReplyDelete
Mr. Chivers and Tabitha are feral rescue kitties that our daddy took in. Thank you for your wonderful post today. You bring us laughter, tears, smiles and many wonderful memories. Purrs, Greyson, Mr. Chivers, Tabitha and ChloeReplyDelete
Oh Katie and Waffles pawsum posty. Weez so gwateful to all those who help da feral kitties to live a better life. Weez wish they didn't have to and purray dat sumday our world can change and all kitties can have what we have.ReplyDelete
Dezi and Lexi
Wonderful to be supporting these efforts to help reduce the overpopulation and improve lives of feral catsReplyDelete
Wonderful and an important post. Thanks Waffles and Katie for raising awareness and telling us about Christine's compassionate work for feral cats. I am sure to help.ReplyDelete