I often think about posting more. There was a time I was a daily blogger. Life changes and it often takes us in new directions – or simply takes us a while to re-balance what is.Life takes us where we need to be.
According to Dictionary.com, the word activist means, “an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause
Having said that…. you are only an activist if you act – anything less and you are a bystander or contributor to the issue at hand.
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Last Thursday I spent my day – from 8 – 4:30 volunteering at a spay/neuter clinic for feral and/or barn cats. During that time I lent a hand to the veterinarian. There was only one vet volunteering that day and she spayed and/or neutered over 110 cats. This traveling veterinarian, the vet tech and a few other people volunteered their time and skills to control the feral cat population, to vaccinate and worm the cats as well as to perform various procedures to a few cats sustaining injuries.This clinic was dedicated to bettering the lives of feral and barn cats through the neuter/spay and return policy that is in effect.
The Humane Society of the United States estimates that in just seven years, it is possible for one female cat and her offspring to produce over 20,000 cats. Think about that mind boggling number. A feral cat can have 2 0r 3 litters a year – 1 to 8 kittens a litter.
Thousands of feral cats are killed each year – some are captured and then put to sleep while others are killed by cars , coyotes, dogs as well as through illness. Feral cats are generally abandoned cats or kittens born from abandoned or lost cats.
Spay and neuter your pet today – before Spring arrives – and thousands more kittens and puppies are born.
“This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.”
― Michael Pollan