Not so long ago, many cared little about these near-wild creatures, which were regarded by most as nuisance felines that barely related to our own sweet lap kitties.
But thanks to the world of alley cat friends, feral cats are now getting their due: regular food, vaccinations, and understanding that these beauties can still be respected despite their inability to live as house pets.
On October 16, 2011, National Feral Cat Day will celebrate, educate and host spay/neuter activities to spotlight the plight of these shadowy cats. Hosted by the non-profit Alley Cat Allies, whose goal is to promote "life-saving and life-protecting" measures, especially in regards to ending the killing of cats in shelters. (A reported 7 of every 10 cats that enter a shelter are killed, whereas for ferals it's almost 100%.)
We thought we bring attention to the issue the only way we know how. Herewith, our National Feral Cat Day Animated GIF PSA: