October 16 is National Feral Cat Day and the Welland Feral Cat Support Group will honor this day by reminding people that trap-neuter-return (TNR) and other humane programs for feral cats are in the best interest of the cats and the community.
Feral cats are members of the domestic cat species but normally cannot be adopted into homes; they live outdoors in family groups called colonies and TNR is the best course of action for feral cats because it ends the breeding cycle and stops behaviors associated with mating.
National Feral Cat Day was launched in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats and a recognized authority on TNR -- a program in which cats who live outdoors are humanely trapped and brought to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Friendly cats and kittens are put up for adoption.
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