Finally! Proof Our Domestic Cats Really Are Wilder Than They’re Given Credit For

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Cats have been domesticated for centuries yet they maintain their wild traits. This just makes me love cats even more.

Watching them eat, run, play and hunt is a lot like watching their ancestors.

That’s why this video is so darn awesome!

Source: YouTube/eHowPets

Source: YouTube/eHowPets

It is estimated that tens of millions of cats live on the streets of the United States. Sadly, many communities attempt to control their numbers through lethal methods such as catch and kill. Such methods are not only horribly cruel, they are also ineffective and costly. There is a better way.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane alternative to euthanasia for managing and reducing homeless cat populations through sterilization. TNR begins with the trapping of cats using humane cage traps. The cats are then taken (in the trap) to be sterilized and vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and other diseases. Finally, the cats are “ear tipped” so they can be easily identified as sterilized. Following surgery, the cat is returned to the trap and allowed to recover, then released to the site of capture to live out its natural life while being cared for by community volunteers.

The Animal Rescue Site is offering a chance to help these animals. Click this link to learn how you can help stray cats everywhere!

In the meantime, watch these slow motion cats!


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Julie Hunt Julie resides in Northern New Jersey with her two kids, two dogs, cat and partner. She has two published books which make excellent trivets if you aren't a fan of poetry. She tolerates people but LOVES animals. If she isn't blogging, she's most likely cuddling with her pups, Paisley and Skyler.