Some people may view feral cats as a nuisance, but others believe that they deserve compassion just like any other animal. Many Americans end up caring for stray cats on their own as they feel a sense of sympathy towards the homeless felines.
Portia de Rossi, who stars in the ABC Comedy Better Off Ted, recently teamed up with Alley Cat Allies to remind individuals to look after the well-being of feral cats, according to CatChannel.com.
"I’m very happy to be involved with Alley Cat Allies and their efforts to help stray and feral cats," de Rossi told the news provider. "The trap-neuter-return approach is the only way to help contain the populations and save their lives."
By getting the feral cat population under control, shelters may eventually become less crowded and more cats could be deemed adoptable. Feral cats are often not friendly animals and statistics show that they are usually the first animals killed in shelters because it is believed that no one would adopt them otherwise.
According to the American Humane Society, 71 percent of all cats that enter shelters are euthanized.