We did it! A total of 521 registered events around the world, with an average of 50 cats directly helped at each event. There’s no questionNational Feral Cat Day® 2014 was a huge success. The photos and stories have been rolling in, we are excited to share some of them with you. Even if you weren’t able to attend a National Feral Cat Day® event this year, you can join in as we celebrate a job well done.
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Gainesville, Florida: Operation Catnip spayed or neutered 155 community cats at their #FeralCatDay clinic.
Kingman, Arizona: The Low Cost Spay/Neuter Foundation’s Fix the Feral Cats Project hosted their very first event and spayed or neutered 99 cats!
Carson City, Nevada: The Carson Tahoe SPCA is celebrating National Feral Cat Day® with feral cat food drive all through October. So far they’ve collected over 300 pounds of canned food for community cats!
Albuquerque, New Mexico: F.A.T. Katz and Boofy’s Best for Pets worked together to collect donations and 315 pounds of cat food to benefit the community cats of Albuquerque.
Fairfield, California: The Campus Cat Club and Coalition of Solano Community College spread the word about their wildly successful campus Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program and provided education about low cost spay and neuter resources in the region. With special guests from local Animal Control and the SPCA, the Campus Cat Club and Coalition showed everyone that TNR is definitely mainstream in the community.
Melbourne, Florida: Working together, Animal Guardians, People Underwriting the Rescue and Rehab of Strays (PURRS), and HOPE for Brevard provided free spay and neuter services for 50 community cats!
San Angelo, Texas: 238 kitties will be sent back to their communities spayed, neutered, and vaccinated thanks to the many committed volunteers from Critter Shack who began their work the morning of Friday, October 17th and didn’t stop until noon on Sunday. This exceptional effort was also made possible thanks to six local veterinarians who donated their services for the event.
Washington, Virginia: On Saturday, October 18th, For the Cats’ Sake held a workshop for building outdoor cat shelters. Special thanks to the compassionate carpenter who donated his time and tools to help participants build the shelters from old dog houses, wood, insulation, paint and other materials generously donated by the community.
Canton, Ohio: Joyce Angerer, a local business owner and passionate cat advocate, spent National Feral Cat Day® handing out heavy-duty styrofoam containers to kitty caregivers with instructions for transforming them into outdoor shelters. Joyce also helped raise awareness about community cats by including Alley Cat Allies pamphlets with the building supplies.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada: The Windsor Humane Society’s spay/neuter clinic waived their normal $50 fee for any feral cats brought in on National Feral Cat Day® . Most of the cats were brought in by registered participants of WHS’s feral caregiver program and by the end of the day 52 cats had been fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped so they could return to their communities to live healthy lives without adding further to the free-roaming cat population.