#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs 4 Peace Week 27. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring to find Friendship for the Ferals.
Please join us in Purrs4Peace
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~Albert Schweitzer
There are between more than 50 million stray or feral cats in the United States, according to the Feral Cat Coalition. Moreover, an additional 5 million domestic cats are abandoned annually according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. Feral cats is a cat abandoned or the offspring of a lost or abandoned cat. The lifespan of these poor creatures is pathetically short, i.e., 3 to 5 years. They starve, die of disease, are killed by dogs and hit by motor vehicles.
Certainly, there will be no true peace in this world until the suffering of our feline brethren ceases. Failing to address this huge population is inhumane and cruel.
Feral cats don’t always adapt to becoming household pets, but there are ways to help. We can all make a difference by supporting Trap-neuter-return programs in our communities. The United States Humane Society also recommends the following:
- Spaying and neutering your cats
- Finding the organization/agency that helps feral cats
- Being a feral cat caretaker for an organization/agency
- Socializing feral kittens
- Volunteering at a spay/neuter event for feral cats
- Building shelters for feral cats
- Educating others
- Donating to our Feral Cat Program Fund.
And this week we will purr for the decent lives for all cats.
We CAN create the world we want to see one purr at a time.
Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.
The appointed time for Week 27 is Sunday, December 13, 2009. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.