DVMs encouraged to fight for ferals Oct. 16

July 21, 2016

National Feral Cat Day is only possible with the help of veterinarians and veterinary technicians helping community cats and trap-neuter-return programs nationwide, according to Alley Cat Allies.

(Illustration courtesy Alley Cat Allies)Advocacy group Alley Cat Allies would like the support of veterinarians and veterinary technicians on National Feral Cat Day Oct. 16, 2016.

"We encourage veterinarians to mobilize their communities with the knowledge and resources to help save cats' lives," says Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.

Since the day was established in 2001, more than 590 local governments have enacted policies or laws supporting trap-neuter-return (TNR) and hundreds of communities and shelters have begun carrying out TNR and shelter-neuter-return programs, according to an Alley Cat Allies press release.

"These major programs would not be possible without the veterinarians and veterinary technicians who work or volunteer in spay-neuter clinics or accept community cats into their practices," Robinson says.

More about the organization and the day can be found at nationalferalcatday.org.