Tomorrow marks the annual Free Feral Cat Spay Day brought to you by Alley Cat Rescue.
Over 100 vets across the US are participating in the organization's new campaign. Other organizations involved include the South African Veterinary Association and the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science. They will be holding their own project to inspire more of these types of programs as well as the humane care of feral cats.
FFCSD goes international!
Participating vets are offering spay/neuter services of feral cats to the public. Not all vet clinics are willing to work with feral cats and volunteer rescuers find it difficult to find vets. But Alley Cat Rescue knows how important it is to have the vet community assisting feral cat caretakers. The organization calls it...fighting homelessness!
This day was created to encourage more vets to get involved in sterilizing feral cats and heighten awareness about homeless cats and the importance of spay/neuter.
Maggie Funkhouser, a spokeswoman for the Alley Cat Rescue organization writes in a press release, "The majority of Americans know there is a dire situation with homeless cats and dogs but according to a recent survey, most do not realize the extent of the situation...that about 4 million cats and dogs are killed every year in animal shelters (and that most of those killed are healthy adoptable pets)."
She continues with heartfelt gratitude.
"Thank you for helping us spread the word about our new campaign and if you know any other media contacts that would be interested in our story, please let me know. We are very passionate about our work and the more people that know about our organization and what we stand for, the more animals that will benefit."
Take advantage of this great opportunity for free spay/neuter of feral felines!