Today is National Feral Cat Day—a day founded by Alley Cat Allies—and dedicated to talking about and taking action on behalf of stray and feral cats. At Paws PR, feral cats are very near to our hearts. Not only do we advocate for feral cat issues, members of our furry families came from feral beginnings.
In 2004—before I even knew what a feral cat was—I agreed to help a fellow animal group member by fostering two kittens that had been found in a dumpster. There was no room at the local no-kill shelter, and these kittens needed a foster for up to 10 weeks while they waited on a list to be accepted.
As many adoption stories go, I was able to find a co-worker to adopt one and ended up keeping the second kitten myself. Both kittens needed a little extra attention for socialization—due to their feral nature—but both turned into fabulous companions. Frank, a torti female feline, became a part of our family—and we couldn’t imagine life without her.
Today, in celebration, we will be sporting our National Feral Cat Day t-shirts from Alley Cat Allies!
To learn more about how you can help feral cats visit www.alleycat.org.
-Elizabeth (and Frank)