Feral felines rejoice! There's a day
completely devoted to you, you back-alley claw-cloppers.
Finally, feral cats are getting the much deserved
recognition that they ought. You're even a website. And you're not
a simpleton dot-com domain , no siree, you're a .org.
You hear that, feral cats 'cross this great nation? You're a .org domain, not to mention, a national holiday (practically) like Columbus Day (practically) or Thanksgiving (practically) or Shark Week (if I may be so bold).
Alley Cat Allies is the commendable
non-profit that raised awareness for this magnanimous day. Back in 1991,
Alley Cat Allies ignited its staunch support for feral American cats,
politician-ing against the more-than-common act of euthanizing stray cats in
In fact, Alley Cat Allies monumentally campaigned the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) alternative to euthanization, raising public awareness of this domestic issue.
I dedicate this blog entry to the
feral cat who calls the Santa Fe University campus her stomping ground, with
two bent ears and yellow fangs.
To you, Misses Kittylitter (I named her
that), I raise my milk 'stache in your honor, you who prance around the bungalows
all day like you own the place, and on October 16, you do.
Feral cat image via Wikimedia Commons.