National Feral Cat Day

National Feral Cat DayJoin 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.

Feral Cat Shelter Kits available at the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County 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.

The shelter system is the number one cause of death for cats in the United States. About 70% of cats who enter shelters are killed there, including virtually 100% of feral cats. That's why it's so important for people like you to use National Feral Cat Day®, and every day, to help build more compassionate communities for cats.

Call us at 301-663-5855 for more information.