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, talks about the San Francisco SPCA's Mama from the Streets program—which combines trap-neuter-return for feral mothers with adoption of their kittens.

The program works with animal care and control to educate people not to bring kittens found in their yeard to animal shelters, but instead to call them so both the mother and her kittens are kept together. Last year, the program rescued 47 mothers and 167 kittens.
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