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Launching National Feral Cat Awareness Week 2016

feral cat weekFrom the 8th to the 14th of August, we will be celebrating National Feral Cat Awareness Week, an initiative from Feral Cats Ireland. Throughout the week, some vets across the country will offer discounted rates for the neutering of feral cats. Most importantly, this is a week to raise awareness about the plight of feral cats and about the solution to the issue of cat over-population: TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).

The small group of volunteers at Community Cats Network will, as always, be busy trapping cats for neutering, but throughout the week, we will attempt to post some information about caring for feral cats and about how YOU can make a difference and help to solve the problem. Raising awareness is key as, at the origin of the problem, is not only a set of old-fashioned attitudes towards cat care, but most importantly a lack of information about how feral cats can be helped and enjoy better lives. It is down to every one of us to spread the word about TNR programmes and about the benefits of neutering and we count on you in this endeavour.

CCN TNR Info poster

We will be launching the week with two information stalls in Maxi Zoo on the 6th of August, one in the Midleton store, the other in the Douglas store. We hope you can join us for a chat on the day and will be happy to share information about the work we do with you.

National Feral Cat Awareness Week 2012

The dates for the 3rd National Feral Cat Awareness Week have been announced.  It will take place a bit earlier this year, from the 11th to the 18th of August.

The week is intended to raise awareness about the plight of stray and feral cats in Ireland and to encourage the neutering of colonies, no matter how big or small they are.  Remember that it is a lot more manageable and affordable to neuter the few ferals that come to your garden than to wait until they have had litters and until the situation is out of control.

For the occasion, Community Cats Network will endeavour to obtain discounted rates available to the public from as many vets as possible in county Cork.  We will also organise some informational events and of course be there to help you to trap cats.  Do not hesitate to contact us to communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com.