Wednesday, October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, and organizations across the country will be offering cat food drives, discounted spay and neuters, walks and other activities to help raise awareness of feral cat colonies. One Vermont non-profit animal advocacy group, Green Mountain Animal Defenders, is helping feral cats by providing them with a warm place to live.
The Green Mountain Animal Defenders' P.A.W.S. Project already provides new doghouses for Vermont families who agree to use fencing, not chains, for their dog (see photo). And now the P.A.W.S. Project will be providing shelters to cat colonies as well.
On Alley Cat Allies' National Feral Cat Day event page, GMAD states that under the P.A.W.S. (Providing All-Weather Shelter) Project, “dry shelters will be provided to established feral colonies that are being managed by an individual or a group. In order to qualify for a feral cat shelter, the cats must be spayed/neutered. GMAD will work with the feral caregivers in our communities by assessing the greatest need and delivering shelter(s).”
GMAD needs building material, and volunteers to help with construction of the shelters; the more assistance they receive, the more cats they can help. The prototype shelter provided by Alley Cat Allies will be used.
See a list of events helping feral cats all across the country on Alley Cat Allies’ National Feral Cat Day website by clicking here.
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