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Animal Update: ‘National Feral Cat Day’

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CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— You probably didn’t know October 16th is National Feral Cat Day, but it is and its purpose is to acknowledge the humane efforts to reduce the feral cat population.

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, co-president with the San Francisco SPCA said while there won’t be any parades, it is a day for those who work towards controlling and reducing the numbers of feral cats through humane non-lethal methods such as trap, neuter and release.

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To clarify, a feral cat is a cat that is born outside away from people and has never been socialized away from humans or can also be one that has strayed or been released by a person and has reverted to a feral or wild state.

“Cats that have never been socialized with humans generally, like any other…

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Author: koamike

Retired and living with my partner, dog and a cat colony on the slope of Mauna Loa. Would rather be living in Palm Springs, California and hope to return there some day. Meanwhile enjoy swimming, walking/hiking and bicycling, trying to maintain my home and property despite really wanting to burn it to the ground. And a little photography. Interested in LGBTQI, environmental and social justice issues.

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