October 15, 2015 – Feral (or community) cats are homeless, not hopeless. On Oct. 17, from 12 until 4 pm, a celebration will take place at Animal Services in honour of National Feral Cat Day and from now until Oct. 17, cat adoption fees will be reduced. 

The City of Thunder Bay Animal Services and Superior Street Cats are working together to raise awareness about feral cats and promote the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program in Thunder Bay. 

Cake and refreshments will be served and there will also be information the TNR Program and how-to-make an outdoor winter cat shelter. Animal Services and Superior Street Cats also ask the public to drop-off cat food donations for the program.

“TNR is a non-lethal method for humanely and effectively managing free roaming community cats and reducing euthanasia,” said Jody Kondrat. “The process involves utilizing volunteers to trap cats in a colony, have them spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ear-tipped/tattooed for identification and then returned to their colony to live the remainder of their lives, where they will receive ongoing volunteer care in the outdoors. TNR ends reproduction, stabilizes feral cat populations, and reduces the cats’ nuisance behaviours.”

To find out more information about Feral Cats, go to www.thunderbay.ca/animals or www.superiorstreetcats.com

Animal Services is located at 882 Alloy Place, and open Monday to Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, and Saturday, 12 - 4 pm.


Contact:          Jody Kondrat, Supervisor, Animal Services, 684-2156