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Friday Films: Life On The Streets: The Feral Cat Crisis

Today’s Friday Film features a new HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) video to educate communities and the public on the feral cat issue, and to highlight a selection of TNR (trap neuter return) and colony management success stories.

This 16-minute video makes a strong case for TNR and humane colony management. The HSUS lauds individual efforts to help and care for the cats but contends that it’s time for communities to commit themselves to humane and effective management of the millions of feral cats in the US today.  The video also makes an excellent presentation resource for those bringing the matter to their town, city, and state governments.

Contact the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition and the Coalition for Community Cats for more information on TNR locally.


Life on the Streets:  The Feral Cat Crisis

(Source: Life with Cats, HSUS)  

You may also be interested in these other earlier Adopt-A-LAPCAT posts on TNR:

October 16th is National Feral Cat Day

Friday Films:  TNR Adventure with Sarah Donner

And, of course, the ideal TNR outcome:

July 20, 2012 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Cat Health, Education, Friday Films, Pet overpopulation, Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC), Spay/neuter, Volunteers, YouTube Videos | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Films: The Shelter Pet Project

For today’s Friday Film, I wanted to choose something that might get you motivated to come down to LAPCATS or go to one of your other local shelters or rescues and consider adopting a shelter pet.  I picked 3 cute shorts from The Shelter Pet Project, an effort by The Humane Society, the Ad Council, and Maddie’s Fund, to get more shelter pets adopted.  The Shelter Pet Project is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable!

The Sand Box

The Cell Phone


If you’d like more information, here’s a video that explains more about The Shelter Pet Project.


A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet: Adopt


May 3, 2012 Posted by | Adoptions/Adoptathon, Animal Welfare/Protection, Education, Friday Films, Humor, Pet overpopulation, Videos, YouTube Videos | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Films: Popeye in “Be Kind to Animals”

imageMay is National Be Kind to Animals Month.   With that in mind, today’s Friday Film is a classic and very old: accordingly to the notes on YouTube, the film was originally aired on February 22, 1935!  But even then, there was a known link between animal abuse and abuse to humans, especially the humans who can not or will not fight back.  Bullies can be found everywhere.  It also shows “the bad guy” taking out his anger and frustration with additional abuse. 


   Popeye in Be Kind to Animals


The Humane Society of the United States has some excellent information on the relationship between animal and human abuse, if you wish to read further.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”    ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 13, 2012 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Education, Friday Films, YouTube Videos | , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Popeye in “Be Kind to Animals”