Many of you who have frequented my blog for years now, know that I have a special place in my heart for animals, and especially cats. I’ve been lucky enough to have grown up around cats all my life. As far back as I can remember (and photos help a whole lot!), I’ve had pet cats in my life. And since learning of the plight of feral cats (once domesticated cats who have been left outside with little to no human contact and have reverted to a wild state), it wasn’t a hard decision to choose Alley Cat Allies as my charity for Blogathon this year.
I bet you’ve all seen a feral cat at one time or another. Some, maybe even heard them fighting or yowling when it’s time to mate. But, even if you’ve never seen a feral cat, they are there. They fear humans, so they hide and come out only when no one is around. Most of them live very short, hard lives.
If you think about it, it’s really unfair. We humans domesticated them and then fell short of providing for them after they started depending on us for their well-being. Thankfully, there are people out there who want to help feral cats and one of the superior organizations that is comprised of people who do just that is Alley Cat Allies. They provide a valuable service: education and empowerment for those of us who care about helping feral cats, as well. So, if you want to help right yet another wrong that humankind has done, why not start with this?