Ok, so this has absolutely nothing to do with Virtual Education or virtual anything for that matter. I thought I would share anyways and perhaps start something akin to “The World Today, In Pictures” for cat (and other furry friends) lovers. A little background may be in order – I have always been a devoted animal lover and recently moved to a community with a huge feral cat problem. Since no one was doing anything about it, my girlfriend and I started a “Trap-Neuter-Release” initiative where we trap, neuter or spay (as well as vaccinate and eartip) and then return cats to their outdoor “home” to stop overpopulation. We released our second feline friend yesterday.
If anyone is interested in our local (and self-funded) initiative, I will gladly post “updates.” Also, October 16 is National Feral Cat Day. Perhaps we could plan a performance in SL to raise awareness of cat overpopulation. Did you know, for example, that a single pair of young cats can produce over 80,000 surviving offsprings in 10 years? When you consider that 7 out of 8 cats are euthanized at shelters every day, something needs to be done to reduce this growing problem.
For more information, you can visit Alley Cat Allies http://www.alleycat.org/, an excellent non-profit organization helping feral cats, of which I am a member.