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Global Cat Day

Alley Cat Allies are launching the premiere of Global Cat Day today. The motto of the day is : kindness for all catkind.

Alley Cat Allies is an organization dedicated «to transform and develop communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.»

“On October 16th, compassionate people around the world come together to stand up for policies that protect the cats in their communities.”

You wouldn’t bring a wild animal into your home, and that’s what a community cat (feral cat) is : a wild animal. Pet cats are socialized and domesticated, community cats live outside, and this is their home.

Community cats are not abandoned or lost. They are not pets in distress, but they are often mistaken with socialized cats who have been abandoned. Feral cats are born outside, and are for the most part unadoptable. If you bring them to a shelter, they risk to be killed because they are unsocialized and cannot be re-homed.

Local laws sometimes punish caregivers of community cats. Authorities don’t always understand that the best place for feral cats is outdoor. This must change.

In some areas, it’s allowed to kill cats who don’t have an owner. To us, that’s just cruelty. There are other ways to control feline population.

TNR (trap-neuter-return) is the BEST way to solve the problem. Cats are trapped, they are seen by a veterinarian, they are spayed / neutered, and returned to their home : the outdoor. Every TNR cat has the tip of his ear cut, you can recognize them easily.

If you want to help, advocate for community cats and educate your own community about «compassionate cat management».
Global Cat Day 2017

World Animal Day

Today, we want to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards all around the world.

World Animal Day 2017

How to celebrate World Animal Day ?

  • Adopt an animal.
  • Sponsor an animal.
  • Organise a fundraiser for your favorite animal charity.
  • Offer help to a local wildlife group.
  • Donate to a local shelter.
  • Thank your local shelter staff.
  • Thank your vet.
  • Make your garden wildlife-friendly.
  • Treat your pet.
  • Spread the word !


Mother Nature is angry

Last week, we posted an article in which you found links to help animals affected by hurricane Harvey.

What a shock it was, and the word is weak, when we heard that hurricane Irma followed Harvey closely, and was even more violent and devastating !

Landslides in Switzerland, earthquake in Mexico, drought for several years in certain regions of Africa, fires in California, in Montana, and Wyoming, more violent hurricanes than the last, Mother Nature is angry.
Mother Nature is angry
We understand her : she must be fed up with human bullshit ! Unfortunately, Mother Nature has difficulty in targeting her action and in shaking those who would deserve it, and she makes many innocents suffer.

What’s to be done ? How to help ?

  • If you are on site, follow the recommendations of the authorities regarding evacuation or regarding putting in a safe place.
  • Solidarity and mutual aid are essential in these terrible moments.
  • All around the world, you can give to a serious fund-raising organization (Red Cross for example) which will commit your donations to answer the need for the people affected by the disaster.
  • To help animals, inquire with the associations of animal welfare in the affected areas and the surroundings : they do an extraordinary work !

We cross our paws for all our friends who are in regions affected by a natural disaster, or who are on the path of Harvey, Irma, José, or Katia. Stay safe !