by Janet Blue on October 16, 2020

National Feral Cat Day

National Feral Cat DayToday we want to give all those who care for feral cat colonies and promote TNR a huge shout out, as some of us (like Sawyer) and many of our predecessors were formerly feral. National Feral Cat Day strives to change the views of humans on feral cats.

In 2001 Alley Cat Allies began observing National Feral Cat Day. This important observation focuses on raising awareness about the variety of issues feral (stray) cats face daily as well as recognizing the numerous humanitarians who care for them. The point of today is to reduce the number of unneutered cats by promoting Trap-Neuter-Return and to end the practice of euthanizing these cats.

Feral cats are cats who live independently or in colonies and hunt outdoors. They do not willingly socialize with humans. The fate of these cats in shelters is often euthanization, as they are considered unadaptable.

The current thinking is that feral cats should be trapped and neutered and then returned to the colonies within their neighborhoods. By removing cats’ abilities to reproduce, the numbers in colonies will be reduced naturally, while intact colonies can continue to help in the control of rodent populations in their communities.

To celebrate National Feral Cat Day, use your platform as a blogger to let people know about the obstacles stray cats face. Educate them about TNR and how it saves feline lives. Also encourage everyone to get their cats neutered.

When posting on your social media platforms, use #NationalFeralCatDay.

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #230

Friendly Fill-Ins is a Friday blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). They each select two sentences with blanks for participants to “fill in.” The intent is to give us the opportunity to learn a bit more about our fellow bloggers. If you’d like to join in, you can find the sentences to be completed on both blogs on Thursday. To participate, click on the badge, which will take you to Four-Legged Furballs.

I managed to do all the fill-ins without any help this week. My completions are in teal italics.

1. I have zero interest in watching most sports on TV, especially boxing and wrestling.

2. Note to self: Find something to laugh about everyday!

3. Dark chocolate peanut M&M’s is are my favorite treat.

4. If I were living in a horror film, I would close my eyes and pull the covers over my head.

Feline/Friendship Fridays

Sawyer is participating in the Feline Friday and Friendship Friday blog hops hosted, respectively, by Comedy Plus and Create with Joy. You can do the same by clicking on the appropriate badge.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Online October 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

What can I tell you? The author reveals the topic much better than all the others I have read. Write more – I will be happy to read everything that will be written here


The Island Cats October 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm

We give a big paws up to all those taking care of feral cats!


Ellen Pilch October 16, 2020 at 5:20 pm

I admire all who take care of ferals. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Sports on tv are boring- actually, I find them boring in person too even when it was my niece playing soccer.. 🙂 It is good to laugh everyday. Have a nice weekend. XO


Eastside Cats October 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm

TNR Works!
Any one who cares for a feral colony knows a deep love for their charges.
Just ’cause our one remaining ‘feral’ likes to climb in my lap and lick my hair doesn’t mean he’s not still an outdoor cat who hides for most other humans.


Canadian Cats October 16, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Felines all deserve furever homes….life is rough when one has nothing.
I started with nothing and here I STILL am.


Timmy Tomcat October 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

We are all rescues and Timmy, Toby, Fitz and Einstein were ferals who were rescued. Rumpy was born a show cat and promptly dumped at a kill shelter due to not meeting breed standard and was then rescued. We are so very lucky and we know you all agree. Dad cannot do foster anymore or volunteer but we donate to do our part. Purrs friends


Sandee October 16, 2020 at 12:16 pm

I love Sawyer. A precious mancat.

Love all your fill-ins and especially #4. I laughed out loud.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to mom. ♥


Catscue October 16, 2020 at 11:18 am

We fed our feralas this morning and there was a new kitty waiting, I don’t believe she is feral, too friendly. We brought her inside and are getting the word out in the neighborhood if she is lost rather than abandoned.


Brian Frum October 16, 2020 at 11:14 am

Those were good answers! We gave our ferals an extra breakfast this morning, they seemed to enjoy it.


Charles Huss October 16, 2020 at 10:50 am

I love the TNR program and the people who care for ferral cats. I would like to see more communities, like ours, change their rules and be more accepting of people who take care of ferral cats.


The Florida Furkids October 16, 2020 at 10:25 am

Noelle was so happy to see handsome Sawyer today!!! Both she and Raz were rescued and were probably feral. Noelle is still afraid of strangers.

Your fill-in answers are great.

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle


Pam and Teddy October 16, 2020 at 5:45 am

We think Teddy was a feral or barn cat……Angel Sammy was a kitten found under an abandoned house so possible feral too…..they need all the help they can get that’s for sure. All cats out in the world without a forever home do.

Hugs, Pam


Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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