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  America's Outcasts
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, October 16, 2010
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“God help the outcasts,

Hungry from birth;

Show them the mercy,

They don't find on earth.


God help my people,

We look to You still;

God help the outcasts,

Or nobody will.”


From The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Today has been designated as National Feral Cat Day

A day for them, which is sponsored by Alley Cat Allies

The callousness which our nation displays towards them

Each and every day now, brings a tear or two to my eyes


America’s millions and millions of feral felines

Are offspring, of abandoned and neglected pets

Although we have horrendous pet overpopulation

Millions refuse to spay and neuter their own cats yet


And even worse, so called ‘pet lovers’ abandon their cats

Or, they allow them to wander, and to mate, not even caring

And because of their gross neglect and refusal to care for them

The number of stray and feral felines in America, is never ending


Well over seventy percent of the felines being born in the U.S. today

Never find a loving home, or have someone to take them off the street

So the solution we as a nation now utilize for far too many animals today

Is to now constantly round them up, kill them, and then, constantly repeat


Ever since a tiny starving kitten arrived on my dog’s backyard grave many years ago

I’ve been working with groups like Alley Cat Allies to TNR (trap/neuter/return) them

I also take in many strays and orphans that I find so desperately searching for shelter

But, there are far too few Americans who even care; so these street orphans never end



The extremely sad plight of these furry outcasts,

Is man-made, and definitely no fault of their own;

Please find it in your heart to adopt a homeless cat,

And, show it the love it deserves, in your own home.


And, if you already have a feline or two at home,

For God’s sake, please spay or neuter him or her;

And, if you happen to see a starving, wandering waif,

Please think about their plight, and let compassion stir.


The average life span of a neglected homeless feline,

Is only an extremely horrendous two and a half years;

The starving feral kitten that I took into my home that day,

Lived to be 20 – and he brought me so much love and cheer.



©National Feral Cat Day 2010, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/19/2010
I am always so delighted when you put this stuff out there for everyone to think about, Ed!! God bless the precious animals...I've always had adopted cats and kills me to know people just cast them aside without a second thought......

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/18/2010
There is genius in TNR. Patrick
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/18/2010
That picture breaks my heart ... and where I live doesn't allow cats ... *tears* I wish I could help!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/17/2010
thanks for this reminder to act with kindness
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/17/2010
What can one do with a feral cat, even if you try to help, as I have around here with my neighbor who does it all the time, they run away and can only be caught in a trap & then the local SPCA basically just euthanizes (sp?) them...e
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/17/2010
So sad, Ed.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/16/2010

Sometimes I think that God & Mother Nature are seeking retribution on Mankind's brazen apathy & lack of empathy & sympathy.

O'er Air, Land, and Sea - MAN has been the worst BLIGHT on this planet!

Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornadoes - are all the result?

Like a dangerous VIRUS, Man INFECTS & DESTROYS Everything in his Wake!

Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/16/2010
Seventy percent of the cats never find a home - I didn't know it was that bad, that's a terrible indictment of humanity.
Again, Ed, Thank You.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/16/2010
we have a new, came to school, she is getting used to the crowd here, and is settling in, sad to think we are so callous on the whole, what a sad kitten in the photo

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/16/2010
So sad that we can treat these little animals so badly...fee
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 10/16/2010
I've owned three cats. I would have one now but with my health I would not be able to take care of it like I used too. By the way, you will the article, "Two Horses." I posted it but I did not write it but it touched my soul. Maybe the author could expand on it to include our pets as they really are family members.
God bless,
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/16/2010
A touching poem. The more indifferent we are to nature, the further away from humanity. Humanity is an oasis of love whose depth is measured by how much one cares about pets and animals. More shallow, more inhumane and a higher probability of a curse descending upon us, mankind. Thanks dear Ed. I have missed your heart-warming poetry on pets particularly dogs and cats.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/16/2010
This is so true, Ed, and I have found the feral cats are turned out often at the birth of a new baby in the family. So sad ~
Best Wishes,

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