and they are both very loved!
Thank you, Joa's Arc!
and they are both very loved!
Thank you, Joa's Arc!
National Feral Cat Day® Facts
- Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day® on our 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.
- National Feral Cat Day® is observed on October 16 every year.
- The theme for this year’s National Feral Cat Day® is “TNR: From the Alley…to Main Street.”
- More and more people celebrate National Feral Cat Day® each year. Since 2011, more than 1,000 National Feral Cat Day events have taken place—spreading the word and helping feral cats all over the country—and even outside of the U.S. with international events! We can’t wait for you to reach even more people with National Feral Cat Day® this year!
Feral Cat Facts
- Feral cats have lived alongside humans for more than 10,000 years. They are the same species as pet cats. Feral cats, also called community or outdoor cats, live in groups called colonies and can thrive in every landscape. They are just as healthy as pet cats, but they are not socialized to humans and are therefore unadoptable.
- Trap-Neuter-Return—a humane approach to managing and caring for feral cats—is the only effective method of stabilizing feral cat colonies. In the last decade, the number of local governments with official policies endorsing TNR for feral cats has increased tenfold, with hundreds of cities and towns successfully carrying out TNR.
- However, in the majority of cities, feral cats are still caught and brought to animal pounds and shelters where they are killed. The shelter system is the number one cause of death for cats in the United States. About 70% of cats who enter shelters are killed there, including virtually 100% of feral cats. That’s why it’s so important for people like you to use National Feral Cat Day®, and every day, to help build more compassionate communities for cats.
Winston is doing a bit better with his walking, especially on the hardwood floors since I trimmed the long fur growing out from between his toes. It was cute, but had to be done and now he's not "ice skating" across the kitchen floor.
He gets along great with his brothers, especially with our older Siamese, Bob, who loves to snuggle with him at night. I think his favorite things to do are to sit in front of the screen doors and watch the birds outside, lounging in his tube and playing with his feather toy. He is finally learning to meow, mostly in the morning when he hears me get up to get their wet food ready, which he devours!
Although they may seem small, his greatest milestones are grooming "'down below", playing with cat toys, meowing and starting to stand a little in his litter box. We are so proud of him!
|*Winston is only outside under close supervision|
We are very thankful for Joa's Arc for bringing Winnie into our lives, we can't thank you enough!
From Jozee's family: Here are a few pictures of our Jozee (formerly Josie) girl!
We are always toying with getting her another brother or sister to play with all day long, though sometimes she is such a spoiled princess we aren't sure if she really wants one!
We can't believe that we are coming up on two years since we brought her home. She brightens our day every time we walk in the door.
We are so thankful that she found her way to your family and Joa's Arc so that we could give her a fur-ever home.
10/3/2014 - Hi Joa's Arc family!
It's your pal Roary here stopping by to say hello! Tomorrow will make FOUR WEEKS since I've been living at my new furever home! None of us can believe that in only a couple of days (October 6th), we'll be celebrating the one month anniversary since we've all been together!
As you can see, I am very comfortable in my new home and have no trouble finding my way around, counter tops included! In fact, counter cruising is now one of my favorite activities. My mom and gramma tell me it's a good thing I'm so cute and such a purry love bug, because I can also be quite a handful too! Besides counter cruising, I also love to get on top of the swinging trash can lid and teeter totter back and forth! Since I am denied access to the bathroom and my favorite toy (toilet paper); I just love going around and pulling tissues out of all the tissue boxes throughout the house! My brother Ethan and I have the most excellent adventures; and I am definitely the ring leader of whatever mischief we get into!
Mom still keeps us in a separate bedroom at night because we can't be trusted (hehehe); but we get her back as soon as gramma lets us out in the morning by running across the hallway and waking mom up by biting her toes! Again, being cute really helps us get away with anything we want!
I'd like to send a special shout out to Mumma Joyce, my pal Nitra, and all the other nice people at Joa's Arc who gave me the chance at having such a wonderful life!
It's hard to believe how far our little Flea has come, but here he is now...
Flea was rescued by Joa's Arc about 3 years ago and found to have neurological damage from flea medication poisoning. He was a tiny spunky little kitten who used to perch up on my shoulder, but he's grown into a totally awesome cat with attitude! He has no lasting neurological damage as far as I can tell. He's smart as a whip - comes when I call his name, sits, lays and gives a paw. He's my sweet baby boy and I can't imagine my life without him.
The last few years have been incredibly rough but Flea is always there for me to hang out or cuddle which usually includes dragging a box up onto my bed to sleep in. He's totally fearless. He loves yelling at the birds every morning and chasing desert lizards when we're out for walks. He even yowled back at a black bear in the Rocky Mountains when it came to close to our car. He's crazy about Temptation treats and loves visiting my Grammy Gabbers because she will feed him every can of tuna in the house. We'll be traveling for a while more, but we're hoping to adopt a sister kitty for Flea once we come home to stay. We'll be definitely be adopting from Joa's again!
Keep on living the good life, Flea! And we'll find you a special "sister" when the time's right ;)
We have gone from an auxiliary group to being our very own incorporated non-profit 501c3 organization, which has helped save many special lives!
Thank you for supporting us and thank you for being a part of all of this with us! Stay tuned this month for some very special updates...