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"I’m an Alley Cat Ally" Campaign

Alley Cat Allies launched the "I'm an Alley Cat Ally" Campaign to raise awareness about the millions of Americans who care for stray and feral cats in their communities. We are delighted to have wonderful celebrities, like Portia de Rossi and Angela Kinsey, on board to represent the individuals from all walks of life who share compassion for these cats.

Millions of Americans have opened their hearts and wallets to stray and feral cats. A national survey by the respected research organization Harris Interactive found that over 40 percent of Americans have fed a stray cat in their lives, and one out of five has done so in the past year.

You can make the pledge too! Check out our "I’m an Alley Cat Ally" pledge page to see more celebrity allies and our gallery of supporters.

Portia de Rossi is star of the ABC comedy "Better Off Ted." She recently starred as a fifth season series regular on the FX popular original drama series "Nip/Tuck" and starred as 'Lindsay Bluth Funke' in the critically acclaimed Fox comedy "Arrested Development." De Rossi is best known for her portrayal of the enigmatic lawyer 'Nelle Porter' on Fox's hugely successful "Ally McBeal."

"I'm very happy to be involved with Alley Cat Allies and their efforts to help stray and feral cats," said De Rossi. "The Trap-Neuter-Return approach is the only way to help contain the populations and save their lives."

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Angela Kinsey portrays the feisty, tightly-wound head of accounting "Angela Martin" at Dunder Mifflin on NBC's critically acclaimed show The Office. Originally from Texas, Angela grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia. A graduate of Baylor University, she currently lives in Los Angeles.

Angela’s character on The Office exemplifies a stereotype sometimes associated with cat lovers—but the truth is millions of Americans have opened their hearts to stray and feral cats.

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Rue McClanahan was known for her roles as Vivian Cavender Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls. Rue was nominated four times as best actress in a comedy series for her role in The Golden Girls, for which she won an Emmy in 1987. Rue appeared in numerous feature films and appeared on Broadway in multiple productions, including “Wicked.” Rue was a breast cancer survivor and awarded the Gilda Radner Award for her dedication to the cause. She was a lifelong animal welfare supporter.

Alley Cat Allies was saddened to learn of her passing in June 2010.

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Paula Poundstone  is the first women to win the cable ACE for best standup comedy special, and the first women to be invited to entertain at the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner. In 2007 Random House published her first book, “There Is Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say” (with foreword by Mary Tyler Moore) and Paula is hard at work to give them her second. A star of over six standup comedy specials, Paula tours regularly across the country. She is famous for her spontaneous wit and off-kilter comedy, immortalized in her first comedy CD: “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Maine.” Follow Paula on Twitter and Facebook, or visit www.paulapoundstone.com.

“Cats aren't so swift at family planning, and they don't even wait until they fall in love,” said Poundstone. “Let's help humanely reduce the feral cat population.”

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Tania Gunadi plays girl next door Emma Lau a.k.a. world’s best weapons specialist Dark Tamara, in the action-adventure television series Aaron Stone on the new Disney XD television channel. Born in West Java, Indonesia, Gunadi’s television credits include guest starring roles in “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Boston Public,” “The Inside” and a recurring role in Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” Her film credits include lead roles in “The Magic of Ordinary Days,” “I Hoodlum” and “Lock Her Room,” and co-starring roles in the Disney Channel Original Movies “Pixel Perfect” and "Go Figure.” Gunadi currently resides in Los Angeles and is a volunteer at a local animal shelter.

“I truly appreciate Alley Cat Allies' dedication to create awareness about the importance of spay and neuter services,” said Gunadi. “I am proud to be the spokesperson for this campaign because it is very important to promote feral cats' health, improve their lives and stabilize the populations.”

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John Lehr  co-created, executive produced and starred in the half-hour improvisational comedy series, 10 ITEMS OR LESS from Sony Pictures Television on TBS. Lehr also stars as the Geico Caveman in the advertising phenomenon for Geico Insurance. Lehr’s acting credits include playing Christina Applegate's brother on NBC's "Jesse" and hosting ABC's reality show "I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here." Lehr and his producing partner, Nancy Hower, have formed Howler Productions. In addition to producing 10 Items, Howler is developing three new projects. Lehr is also a critically acclaimed improvisational performer.

“As a feral human I feel a deep connection with these animals,” Lehr joked. “Thank god some kind person trapped, neutered and returned me back to Hollywood where I belong. Let’s do the same for these kitties!”

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Mary and Peter Max are animal rights activists in New York City. Peter Max is one of the most successful artists in America today. It was his psychedelic style that first launched his career as an art icon in the '60's. His wife Mary is the founder and director of Kind Green Planet. Mary and Peter Max share their home with seven rescued kitties and one rescued dog.

“Peter and I share our home with seven rescued cats and we have a special place in our hearts for all felines,” said Mary Max. “We are proud to be supporting Alley Cat Allies and hope more Americans will join us in taking a stand for feral cats.”

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