IndyFeral is a program of the FACE spay neuter clinic and was established as a means of changing the way neighborhood cats (stray and feral) 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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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. IndyFeral believes that all living creatures including neighborhood cats have an intrinsic value. They deserve compassion, care and protection for their entire lives. Neighborhood cats 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.