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International Community Cat
Colony Caretaker Month
Ferals often live in groups, called colonies, and take refuge wherever humans are scarce and food is plentiful. They are extremely self-sufficient, seeking out abandoned buildings or deserted cars—or even digging holes in the ground—to keep warm in winter months and cool during the summer heat.
A colony caretaker is an individual (or group) who manages one or more feral colonies in a community. They voluntarily keep an eye on the cats, providing food, water, outdoor shelter, spaying/neutering and emergency medical care.
Their role is caretaker, not owner.
Volunteer to be a colony caretaker or assist an existing caretaker.
Colony caretakers are changing animal sheltering one cat at a time. In fact, medieval middle Eastern cities had charities that took care of street cats.