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Feral is Not a Dirty WordChristi Metropole
Stray Cat Alliance used to be called Feral Cat Alliance. We did not change our name because we felt true ferals didn't need our support or care – instead, we changed the name because we learned that the vast majority of cats on the streets are stray. The definition of stray to mean cats having once lived in a home and then dumped or abandoned on the streets with 99% not being sterilized before landing on the streets.
However, for true ferals - the ones who were born un-socialized and will remain un-socialized - we are there for them as much as ever. October is Feral Cat Awareness Month and October 16th is Feral Cat Awareness Day created by Alley Cat Allies in celebration of ferals all over the world. These cats need us more than ever. Let’s celebrate them!!!!! These cats are constantly under attack by so-called wildlife or bird groups and also under attack by Fish and Game, old school animal rescue /rights groups and more. They are blamed for everything from the Iraqi war to global warming.....and, it’s time that this stops.
Feral Cats are precious creatures who need the ever-growing numbers of like-minded and compassionate people to band together in support of them. Sadly, some of their true enemies are supposed animal and nature lovers. I venture to say 99.9% of all feral cat supporters are nature and animal lovers too, but this other contingency values only certain parts (animals) in nature.
Whatever you do in October, please let at least one event, one donation, one act of kindness go towards supporting feral cats. They need you more than ever.
May 07, 2011
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