Alley Cat Allies Global Cat Day®
Alley Cat Allies Global Cat Day® is Friday, October 16, 2020. There are many longstanding threats to cats lives and there is a great need for protection. Global Cat Day is the day you declare to save the lives of cats and kittens.
“Global Cat Day in 2020 reminds us that even as attention has been dominated by the global pandemic, we still need to be fighting against forces that could undo the years of progress we’ve made to increase the protection of cats and kittens,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “Too often, our disconnect from society during the pandemic is allowing dangerous animal control and shelter policies to advance unchecked in our communities. Global Cat Day is a reminder that the international movement to protect cats can never stop, even when so much of the world does.”
The Year 2020 Has brought Hardship
The year 2020 has brought enormous financial hardship on many families. As a result, some have been forced to relinquish beloved animals, increasing impoundments in local shelters. This year many veterinary clinics are operating at reduced capacity or not at all due to the pandemic. This means less cat sterilization from spay and neuter surgeries. Robinson said these developments will impact cats for years to come.
“Just as with the rest of society, many of the wheels of change have slowed or stopped in the world of animal care. Global Cat Day 2020 is a day to commit to do everything we can to make sure cats get the care they need during the pandemic, and to rebuild the capacity of care including Trap-Neuter-Return and other important programs as soon as possible.”
Take the Pledge on Global Cat Day
“On Global Cat Day, take the pledge on GlobalCatDay.org,” Robinson continued. “With this pledge, we declare that all cats have the right to live their lives, that humane and nonlethal programs are the best approach for cat populations, and that action is required so that no more cats’ lives are lost.”
You can also engage with the #GlobalCatDay hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Happy Global Cat Day from Alley Cat Allies
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the leader of a global movement to protect cats and kittens. Now in their 30th anniversary year, they are joined by over half a million supporters worldwide.
Alley Cat Allies believes every cat deserves to live out his or her life to the fullest.
They obtain their goals by we collaborating with grassroots advocates, animal shelters, municipal managers, and lawmakers to replace deadly laws and policies with ones that protect cats. Alley Cat Allies defends all cats by offering cutting edge education online, in person, and through one-on-one dialogue. They advance lifesaving innovations such as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter, microchipping, anti-declawing legislation, and any program that best serves the interests of cats.