Today’s Guest post comes on the topic of cats that don’t always have the luxury of having a sheltered home! And a very important message from our friends over at Street Cat Communique by beth frank:
I am a Community Cat advocate!
This all really started for me after I read a book called “Community Cats” by Anne Beall. It is a great story but I was especially moved by the statistics it in.
Five percent of the people in the United Sates know what Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is. That means 95% don’t have a clue about it or its importance in saving companion animals’ lives, including dogs. The book also has another stunning statistic: only two percent of Community Cats in the US are spayed or neutered. Despite all the efforts of great people, throughout the world, it is making only a dent in the whole problem.
Community Cats are not just wild or feral cats. They may also be cats whose owners have abandoned them or cats that have become lost. Almost all of the problem can be attributed to one source: humans.
At that point, I then decided that there was a clear need to educate more people to increase the scale and willingness of TNR. When TNR occurs, it will reduce the killing in our animal “shelters”.
How does this happen? When a Community Cat is brought into a “shelter” where there is a TNR program in place, the cat is spayed/neutered and returned to where it was found. The cat will no longer reproduce and add to even more Community Cats. By not holding these cats in cages, it opens up more room for dogs. The bottom line is fewer animals are killed and more find homes.
Street Cat Communique by beth frank blog was created. The main focus of the blog is to increase education on this to prevent the needless killing that we all detest.
I am also president of Community Cats United, Inc. (Trap-Neuter-Return Community). We have over 6,500 members and over 840 groups from all over the world to advocate for Community Cats, including 77 countries and all 50 US states.
How can you become part of the Community Cat Movement? Like us and share our pages and posts. Together we need to spread the word about Community Cats and the importance of TNR programs.I am a Community Cat advocate! How about you?
Here are the links for Community Cat Movement.
Here are the other links for our groups:
Street Cat Communique by beth frank
Community Cats United, Inc. (Trap-Neuter-Return Community)
Community Cats by Anne Beall
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