Cynthia: Marcy, today is the day that we honor Feral Cats and the wonderful people who help them – those tireless people who do TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) and maintain TNR’d cat colonies.
And – celebrate that you are not living in the streets.
Cynthia: Hmpf. I expected a little more enthusiasm from you.
Marcy: Yeah, why.
Cynthia: Because. You are not eeking out a paw to mouth existence, prone to disease and injury, having litter after litter because you aren’t spayed.
You are living in a cozy house with a warm bed, human friends, and all the Friskies you can eat. Show a little appreciation. Show some compassion for those kitties out there not as fortunate as you.
Cynthia: Show some humanity for those kitties who didn’t ask to be living in the streets but through no fault of their own –
Marcy (interrupting): Humanity? It was humanity that put my species in this position in the first place.
Cynthia: Now you’re talking!
Marcy: Yeah, well this is how I show my appreciation.
Marcy stalks off to the sunspot in the living room. She curls up with her longtime buddy, Scooter, and takes a 2 hour nap. Later, they watch the world – and the feral cats in it – go by.
Cynthia: That’ll work too.
*A big kitty shout out to organizations like FixNation, The Kris Kelly Foundation, Alley Cat Allies, Stray Cat Alliance, Vox Felina, and Kitten Rescue that work their butts off in trying to alleviate kitty suffering and reducing the feral cat cat population through humane strategies.
*Since 2007, FixNation has spayed/neutered over 80,000 feral cats in Los Angeles! Their service for ferals is free! Thank you, FixNation! I don’t know what Los Angeles would do without you!
*And, because it is so wonderful, I am reposting Jackson Galaxy’s 50 second PSA about Feral Cats.