It’s been said that every dog has his day, and thanks to Alley Cat Allies our pals with paws who walk on the wild side have their own special day as well. Since 2001 the non-profit has promoted its mission of mercy for community cats with the observance of National Feral Cat Day each October 16th, but starting this year the annual pet holiday has a new name– Global Cat Day, a time to embrace felines around the world who may not have a forever home to call their own, but who have found a place in our hearts.
As in years past, all friends of felines are encouraged to participate in a Global Cat Day activity in their area. On October 16th, and in the days preceding the event, a variety of activities ranging from fundraisers and veterinary clinics to foster and adoption events will mark the occasion.
Individuals are also invited to share their passion for compassion by registering their own event, such as a cat food drive, or teaching neighbors about the benefit of Trap-Neuter-Return. Registrants who log in will gain access to Alley Cat Allies’ free digital toolkit filled with downloadable posters, educational materials regarding a range of community cat topics and discounts on cat-related products.
Animal advocates who are unable to attend or host an event can still help the paws cause by signing a pledge to protect their local community cats. To further help efforts to let outdoor felines live out their nine lives in peace, ask nine friends to do the same, which will aid Alley Cat Allies in reaching its goal of 100,000 pledges in support of kindness toward cats who have found their forever family in each other.
About Alley Cat Allies
Global Cat Day, and its earlier incarnation National Feral Cat Day, was established by Allies Cat Allies. Founded in 1990, the non-profit is the lone advocacy organization on a national level which focuses solely on felines.
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