October 16, 2017

Global Cat Day 2017

Today is Global Cat Day—a day for people around the world to stand up for policies that protect all cats in their communities. Global Cat Day is taking the place of National Feral Cat Day, which was initiated by Alley Cat Allies, a global engine of change for cats, in 2001. This campaign is racing toward a goal of 100,000 people signing a pledge to support advocacy efforts for all cats, including cats who call the outdoors their home. 

In support this this day, we've compiled videos we took with Audra Farrell, Community Cares supervisor for the San Francisco SPCA, regarding all her organization has done for feral cats. Learn how you can help—both as a veterinarian and as a member of your community—to protect and care for all cats living outside.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff


Audra Farrell, Community Cares supervisor for the San Francisco SPCA, says that while those who feed stray cats think that feeding is the best thing they can do, it isn't.

While feeding is important for the stray cat population, it is not truly reducing the number of cats in communities. Instead, feeders need to be willing to trap stray and feral cats, or work with those who can help them trap if they are not comfortable with it.
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