Can we think of ways we can help the stray cats in Britain, fundrasing, donating to animal charities, and putting out meals at nights for our 2 million abandoned and stray cats.
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People worry about encouraging a stray cat by feeding and offering shelter but you can even a make a home for them outside, because the chances are they have turned feral and wouldn’t thank being pulled indoors.
In my experience of Cat and animal rescue charities, they do there utmost to help people who care enough about those poor animals, to feed and offer compassion to them. A very unselfish act on your behalf. We also worry about disease spreading to our domesticated cats which has happened to me in the past, but honestly who could turn there hearing off to a poor hungry cat on a stormy wet night. Stray cats usually come out at 5pm and have body clocks like our watches and clocks. Please spare a titbit for those unfortunate stray cats and pick up the phone to one of your local charities who will be pleased to help to rescue a poor moggy.
With approximately 2 Million Stray Cats out there in the UK alone, I wonder how we can call ourselves Animal Lovers. An Animal Lover isnt someone who just indulges in a pet for their own personal pleasure. An Animal Lover is someone who actively does something about the plight of abandoned and frightened animals. How can we sleep in our warm beds at night. I know I cannot.
As the weather gets colder, why not save up all your food waste in an airtight container in the fridge and put it out each night for the stray cats. You are not encouraging strays because they are out there hiding in daylight and coming out when it is dark and they feel safe. A bit like rats, we may not see them in daylight but believe me there are probably 50 rats in the foundations or pipework of your home as it is. A stray abandoned cat is very frightened and with 2 million of them in the UK there will be a stray starving cat near you.
An abandoned cat may well have lost its human parents due to death, and veterinary fees being what they are, a lot of cats are put out side under the miss apprehension that they can take care of themselves.
Domestic cats have been with us for too long and need warmth love and food.
Please donate to any shelter,veterinary surgeon blankets,food and money..it all helps but the shelters are all full up to turning animals away. The next step is euthanising those poor pets. How would we like to wake up with no Mum and no explanation,because shes maybe passed away.
It is also a good idea if you are over 50 to make your plans for your animals known to your family and friends so that there is no misunderstanding. Keeping an animal alive isnt always a kindness because some cats will not settle into any old home thats offered, especially one with young children when they are used to peace and quiet so id be very wary about leaving my cats to chance.