Feral Cat Program and Food Bank at Cat Depot
Cat Depot in Sarasota will celebrate National Feral Cat Day by hosting a food bank and informational seminars on Saturday, October 15 from noon to 4pm, with informational seminars on trapping and managing feral cats at 2pm and 3pm.
This year, with the help of the Florida Animal Friend Spay/Neuter Grant, Cat Depot has sterilized and vaccinated more than 1,000 community cats.
The food bank will be open to those in the community supporting feral cats, or who are in need of wet and dry food for their personal pets. After its initial opening, the food bank will be open to the public on the last Sunday of every month from 12 to 3pm.
National Feral Cat Day was launched in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, the foremost authority on a program called Trap-Neuter-Return. Outdoor cats are humanely trapped and brought to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated. Trap-Neuter-Return ends the cycle of breeding.
Donations of wet and dry food are always accepted and appreciated at Cat Depot, located at 2542 17th Street. For more information, visit catdepot.org or call 941-366-2404.