National Feral Cat Day: Sunday, October 16, Is the 16th Anniversary

Alley Cat Allies and other groups involved in Community Cats are celebrating, for the 16th time, National Feral Cat Day. According to Alley Cat Allies, there are over 1,000 events worldwide celebrating cats.

This year’s theme is “All Cats All Communities,” and supporters are hoping to educate communities about feral cats and humane policies like TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), which when properly administered will reduce the feral cat population over time while providing for the community cats in a humane manner.

image001-2Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, says, “From the pet cats in your home to the outdoor cats in communities  around the world, all cats deserve our care and protection.” In honor of this celebration, volunteers around the world are organizing spay/neuter clinics, food drives, hosting educational workshops and fundraising for community cats.

It doesn’t take a lot of time to participate. Alley Cat Allies has created a special page on its website so that even those with just five minutes to spare can do something. From this page, you can share a selfie of your favorite cat, read a newsletter, sign a pledge to protect cats, and more.

It’s not too late to plan an event. Visit Alley Cat Allies’ special “gear” page and find educational materials to share. Many are free. Visit Alley Cat Allies to search for events near you. Follow all the activities for National Feral Cat Day on social media with the #feralcatday hashtag.

Pamela Kramer

​Animal lover and rescuer. Lives with 4 cats, 4 dogs, 1 bird, 2 frogs and usually one foster animal (and very understanding husband). Reviews books (especially about animals) and educates children about compassion toward animals. Former household animals include rabbits, rats, and other assorted creatures. Also writes at