Are You Feeding Stray Cats?
Who can’t resist the urge to put out a dish of fresh cat food and water for the stray/feral cat that knows you look out the window to see if she is there every night? Scenarios like this are played out day after day in neighborhoods and communities across the country and around the world.
There is nothing wrong with you helping this free-roaming feral cat. It actually gives you a feeling of accomplishment and fills our human need to care for those whom we deem as less fortunate.
But why is it we feel that we are the only ones who do this? As if we are hiding a deep secret, we are relieved to learn that we are not alone. Many people feed stray/feral cats and provide even more help. Thousands of us work together every day to reduce feline homelessness through Trap, Neuter, Return or TNR.
Why Do These Cats Need Our Help?
Left unaltered, free-roaming feral cats continue to reproduce creating more homeless kittens. Through TNR, these cats live out their lives without adding to the homeless cat population. According to scientific studies, feral cats gain weight and live healthier lives after being altered. TNR programs are proven to stabilize and significantly reduce the size of feral cat colonies. By limiting feral cat populations, fewer unwanted and homeless cats are taken to shelters and euthanized.
And this is where Community Cats Coalition comes in by promoting Trap-Neuter-Return, with humane managed care.