We love our cats and think the world of them. We do everything we can to provide them with quality food, veterinary care, warm places to nap and our everlasting love and admiration.
There are cats out there - biologically identical to our precious kitties - who are not pampered pets. They constantly struggle for food and shelter, having to fend for themselves in the face of perpetual threats. If they're lucky, they have guardian angels in the form of caregivers who provide for at least some of their needs.
These cats are feral, meaning they are domestic cats who were born outside, growing up unaccustomed to contact with humans.
Our commitment to feral catsAs with all domestic animals, the welfare and well-being of feral cats are our responsibility. Unfortunately, in many communities around the world, feral cats are persecuted instead of being cared for. Here at TheCatSite.com we believe that as cat lovers, we should all be committed to understanding the plight of feral cats and helping them in any way we can.
There are many ways to support feral cats. Many of our members care for colonies of feral cats - perhaps the ultimate and most satisfying way of helping these felines. Even if you can't manage a colony, there is still a lot you can do, starting with speaking up and being a voice for these cats in need.
We have many resources on the site that will help you be a voice for ferals.
Educate yourself and others by reading the following articles and sharing them with your friends -
9 Practical Ways For You To Help Feral Cats
10 Facts You Should Know About Feral Cats
Everything You Need To Know About TNR Trap Neuter Release
You can also join the discussions in our Caring for Feral & Stray Cats forum and show your commitment by applying for the Friend Of Ferals badge here.
Share the love for feralsShow the world you have a heart for ferals and encourage people to approach you with their questions about feral cats. Even if you don't know the answer, you can always send them our way! It's all about encouraging compassion and kindness towards these cats, who are just as deserving of a good life as our own precious furbabies.
October the 16th is National Feral Cat Day, so to help you share the message, we've prepared several illustrated quotes about compassion.
Please share these around, on Facebook, Pinterest or anywhere else you can. Spread the word about feral cats and show your commitment to these felines in need!