National Feral Cat Day
Join us on Saturday, October 11th 2014, 1-4 pm at our Eastgate Adoption Center to learn more about Trap/Neuter/Release and caring for feral cat colonies.
Low-cost shelter kits will be available for $25. The kits went fast last year so come early to get yours! Our food bank will also be open to support Frederick County residents who care for feral cats.
Feral Cat Facts
Feral cats have lived alongside humans for more than 10,000 years. They are the same species as pet cats. Feral cats, also called community or outdoor cats, live in groups called colonies and can thrive in every landscape. They are just as healthy as pet cats, but they are not socialized to humans and are therefore unadoptable.
Trap-Neuter-Return is a humane approach to managing and caring for feral cats and is the only effective method of stabilizing feral cat colonies. In the last decade, the number of local governments with official policies endorsing TNR for feral cats has increased tenfold, with hundreds of cities and towns successfully carrying out TNR.
However, in the majority of cities, feral cats are still caught and brought to animal pounds and shelters where they are killed.