For decades, cats have been routinely rounded up and killed in shelters as fall guys for bird population declines. But the real reason bird populations are suffering is the same reason salmon populations are struggling: humans.
In honor of National Pet Week, which celebrates the roles pets have in our lives, I thought I'd share one of my favorite underdog stories. It involves a cat (undercat?) named Jake, a rescued feline who now works as a therapy cat.
We've achieved many victories for cats over the past 23 years but we need many more. Americans can add their voice to this movement by asking their lawmakers to support legislation that protects cats and ends the senseless killing in our nation's pounds and shelters.