Prayer for our Animal Friends

PRAYER FOR OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS 

Beloved God, with reverence for all of creation, we ask for your divine grace to be dispensed to our animal friends. We ask on behalf of our special animal companions your Blessed care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Please give us, their human friends, a new understanding of our responsibilities to care for these beloved creatures. They have trust in us as we have trust in you; our souls are on this earth together to share friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill any sick or suffering animals with healing Light, please strengthen them to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.

(Please bless _______________.  Mention the names of the animals needing prayer).

May goodness be blessed upon every living thing and God’s grace flow to all living creatures. From our souls to theirs, may goodness flow, touching each of us with the reflection of your love. Grant to our special animal companions, happy and healthy lives. May we have good relationships of understanding, and cooperate to bring harmony and peace to each other’s lives. Please watch over our animal friends until they are held safely, protected in the eternal light, where we hope to join them in giving honor to all life, forever.

Beloved God, Thank you for blessing us, and guiding us to be at one with your eternal light.

To All of God’s Creatures,

I Love you. I am Sorry. Please Forgive Me. Thank you.

 

 

Jun 24

About Feral Cats

The Truth about Feral Cats

Although there are tens of millions of feral cats living in the U.S., most people don’t realize there is a sensible way to manage and reduce their numbers: Trap, Neuter, and Return or TNR. Tragically, this lack of information leads to millions of cats being killed in shelters every year because they are not tame and therefore unadoptable.

Discover the truth:

A stray cat is not a feral cat.
A stray is a cat who has been abandoned or who has strayed from home and become lost. Stray cats can usually be re-socialized and adopted.

A feral cat is an unsocialized cat.
Either he was born outside and never lived with a human family, or he is a house cat who has strayed from home and over time has thrown off the effects of domestication and reverted to a wild state.

Feral cats should not be taken to local shelters.
Feral cats are not pet cats, and they will be killed at most shelters. Because they’re considered unadoptable, they sometimes don’t even make it to the shelter but are killed in the animal control truck. Even no-kill shelters are not able to place feral cats in homes.

Feral kittens can be adopted.
Feral kittens can often be tamed and placed in homes, but they must be tamed in their first weeks of life. This is a critical window, and if they aren’t handled in time, they will remain feral and unadoptable.

Feral cats have about the same lifespan as pet cats.
And they contract diseases at about the same low rate. The incidence of disease among feral cats is no higher than owned cats.

Feral cats are not the cause of wildlife depletion.
Studies show that the overwhelming cause of wildlife depletion is destruction of natural habitat due to man-made structures, chemical pollution, pesticides, and drought — not feral cats. Trap and Remove does not work.

Not only would you have to continue to remove cats, this process is extremely costly to communities. What’s more, other cats move in to take advantage of the available resources and they breed prolifically, quickly forming a new colony. This “vacuum effect” is well documented.

Trap, Neuter, and Return does work.

No more kittens. Their numbers gradually go down. The annoying behaviors of mating cats, such as yowling or fighting, stop. The cats are vaccinated, and they are fed on a regular schedule. This ongoing care creates a safety net for both the cats and the community.

TNR stops reproduction and gradually reduces feral cat populations.

TNR improves and extends the lives of feral cats.

TNR is effective, humane, and does not cost much.

Share the Truth!

Kitty contortionist

Oregon Feral Cat Organizations

Oregon Feral Cat Organizations 

Name Location Contact Information
Animal Support Committee Eugene www.lanecc.edu/asc/index.htm
Bend Spay and Neuter Project Bend www.bendsnip.org/
Cat Rescue, Adoption & Foster Team Bend craftcats.org
Catlink The Dalles www.catlink.org/index.html
Central Coast Humane Society Newport www.centralcoasthumanesociety.com/
Committed Alliance to Strays Medford www.kittensandcats.org/
F.A.W.N. Coquille Valley friendsofanimalswithneeds.webs.com/
Feline Assistance Network Lane County felineassistancenetwork.com/
Feral Cat Coalition Portland www.feralcats.com/
Feral Night Cat Trapper Rescue Albany www.petfinder.com/shelters/purr.html
Friends of Pets of Klamath Basin Klamath Basin www.klamathpets.com/index.html
Greenhill Humane Society Eugene www.green-hill.org/spay_neuter.html
Kitty Angel Team Adoption Foster www.petfinder.com/shelters/OR97.html
Lane County Animal Services Lane County www.lanecounty.org/Animals/documents/Cats.pdf
707-764-4081
Milton-Freewater Humane Society Milton-Freewater milton-freewaterhumanesociety.bbnow.org/
Multnomah County Animal Services Troutdale www.multcopets.org/
Neuter Scooter Statewide 76.12.58.134/ns/index.cfm
Neuter/Spay Oregon Statewide neuterspayoregon.blogspot.com
New Beginnings SPCA Roseburg www.newbeginningsspca.com/
Ontario Feral Cat TNR Project Ontario www.facebook.com/pages/Ontario-Oregon-Feral-Cat-Trap-Neuter-Return-Project/181739541792

Sleeping kitty

Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.