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Here's how to help outdoor cats (those abandoned, lost or feral) stay safe

From RealityChecksWithStaci-lee.com
January 2024

There are many ways people can help without it costing a lot of money or taking a lot of time. The best way to help homeless cats is to first have them fixed so they donít reproduce anymore cats likely to end up homeless too. Second would be to find a loving home for them. If those options arenít available another way is to provide shelter since life on the street, even for animals, is a tough daily struggle.

feral Cats

Have you ever seen a cat or kitten you just knew had no home? No safe warm place where they had love, care and access to food and water on a daily basis and wondered how you could help? There are many ways people can help without it costing a lot of money or taking a lot of time.

The best way to help homeless cats is to first have them fixed so they donít reproduce anymore cats likely to end up homeless too. Second would be to find a loving home for them. If those options arenít available another way is to provide shelter since life on the street, even for animals, is a tough daily struggle. Providing some shelter from the cold, heat and rain would go a long way to helping these cats feel safe. When these animals feel safe theyíre easier to trap to fix, socialize and adopt out.

Despite our proclaimed love of our pets on social media the number of homeless cats in the U.S. is an unbelievable 35-80,000,000 based on estimates from surveys across the country! Another 3,000,000 are handed over to shelters every year. Most of these cats would not have been born and homeless if people were more responsible by spaying/neutering their pets. For such a modern country this number of homeless cats is unfathomable. You can imagine what the global number is.

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