IndyFeral was established as a means of changing the way stray and feral cats have been traditionally viewed and dealt with in our community. We live in a culture where, for some, the value of an animal’s life has no strong meaning of its own – only a contingent one based on his or her use to people. Some people consider stray/feral cats as pests, dangerous or a nuisance and as a result, think it is acceptable to harm them, ignore them by “letting nature take its course” or kill them. Some believe that feral cats lead short, miserable lives and should be killed for their own good to protect them from any future hardship they may suffer. IndyFeral holds these views as cruel, inhumane and unacceptable. TNR is not an endorsement for abandoning cats.
In keeping with our mission, IndyFeral believes that all living creatures including feral and stray cats have an intrinsic value. They deserve compassion, care and protection for their entire lives. All living creatures have a basic instinct to live and have the best life they can. Acting as their advocate or “voice,” IndyFeral will strive to improve their lives and promote ideals that are more reflective of a caring and humane community.
By humanely trapping stray & feral cats in your neighborhood, you are taking a step towards ending the homeless cat overpopulation in Indianapolis as well as improving their lives. Congratulations for taking responsibility, acting humanely, and taking a positive action instead of doing nothing at all. Thank you.
Lisa Tudor, Executive Director of Indy Feral