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2010 Press Releases

December 7, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Offers Winter Safety Tips for Feral and Stray Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats, this week launched an online guide offering tips to feral cat caregivers and concerned individuals who want to help feral and stray cats this winter, including simple instructions for building inexpensive feeding stations and shelters to keep cats safe from the winter elements. Read the Press Release.

December 1, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Condemns "Disturbing" Feral Cat Management Report
A disturbing report released by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln—which proposes shooting feral cats as an acceptable means of control—is based on shoddy research, is scientifically unsupportable, and should be unequivocally rejected, said Alley Cat Allies. Read the Press Release.

November 12, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Calls On Supporters to Oppose Bellaire, TX Feeding Ban at City Council Meeting
Dozens of opponents to a proposed feeding ban that would harm the city’s cats are expected to demonstrate their opposition at a Bellaire city council meeting Monday night. Read the Press Release.

November 1, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Urges Riverbank, California to Adopt Trap-Neuter-Return for Feral Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, is urging Riverbank, Calif. to adopt a Trap-Neuter-Return program when the city council meets later this month to discuss options for the city’s feral cats. Read the Press Release.

November 1, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Urges Brevard County, Florida to Reconsider New Feral Cat Colony Guidelines
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, urged the Brevard County Commissioner to reconsider new guidelines for feral cat colonies, noting that the guidelines may jeopardize extremely successful Trap-Neuter-Return programs in the county. Read the Press Release.

October 1, 2010 - October 16 Marks 10th Annual National Feral Cat Day
National Feral Cat Day (October 16) celebrates a milestone in 2010—its tenth anniversary. Alley Cat Allies first launched National Feral Cat Day in 2001 as a kickoff to a national education campaign about feral cats. Read the Press Release.

October 1, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Marks 'National Feral Cat Day' with Spay/Neuter Funds for New Orleans
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, announced it has granted $10,000 to Neuter Scooter, a project of SpayMart of Greater New Orleans and Feline Alliance, a group of shelters and animal protection agencies promoting the campaign, to offer low-cost spay/neuter services for feral and stray cats during the entire month of October. Read the Press Release.

September 23, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Objects to Relocation of Fishermen's Village Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today reaffirmed its objection to a plan to relocate cats living on the Fishermen’s Village property, noting that local supporters had also rallied to oppose the plan. Read the Press Release.

August 24, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Appeals to NYC Housing Authority: Allow Rescuers Access to Trapped Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s advocate for stray and feral cats, today demanded that the New York City Housing Authority open sealed crawlspaces at the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City, N.Y. to allow rescuers to save the lives of at least a dozen cats who are trapped there. Read the Press Release.

July 15, 2010 - Angela Kinsey Joins Campaign to Help Feral Catsand the People Who Care for Them
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today launched a print Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign featuring Angela Kinsey, star of the NBC comedy “The Office.” Read the Press Release.

June 23, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies' "Office Dogs" Lend a Paw to Their Feline Friends – Celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day Everyday
June 25 is Take Your Dog to Work Day, but at Alley Cat Allies’ downtown Bethesda office, visitors are greeted at the door every day by two pleasant pooches. Locksley and Stackhouse spend their days with the six permanent resident felines and 20 human staff members who work diligently to advocate on behalf of stray and feral cats nationwide. Read the Press Release.

June 7, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies' Atlantic City 'Boardwalk Cats Project' Celebrates 10 Years
The next time you’re in Atlantic City, take a break from the casinos and shopping and have a look at the permanent residents living quietly under the busy planks of the city’s Boardwalk—a colony of famous feral cats. Read the Press Release.

June 2, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Applauds Brookhaven, NY Town Council for Rejecting Feral Cat Feeding Ban
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today said it was encouraged that the town of Brookhaven, N.Y. made the right decision in rejecting a proposed law that would have banned the feeding of feral cats on town land. The town council unanimously voted down the proposal at a public hearing last night. Read the Press Release.

May 26, 2010 - Feral Cat Supporters to Oppose Brookhaven Feeding Ban at Council Meeting—Groups Say Feeding Bans are Cruel and Do Not Work; Spokesperson Interviews Available
More than 150 opponents of a feeding ban that would adversely affect cats are expected to attend a city council meeting in Brookhaven, N.Y. on June 1, to demonstrate the considerable opposition to the proposed ordinance. Read the Press Release.

May 10, 2010 - October 16 is National Feral Cat Day
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, is asking cat lovers to “wear their heart on their sleeve” this National Feral Cat Day (October 16) with an “I Heart Feral Cats” T-shirt from Alley Cat Allies. Read the Press Release.

April 21, 2010 - Paula Poundstone Joins Campaign to Help Feral Catsand The People Who Care for Them
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today launched a print Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign featuring comedian Paula Poundstone. Poundstone is a popular panelist on NPR’s Peabody Award winning weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” Read the Press Release.

April 20, 2010 - On World Veterinary Day, Alley Cat Allies Highlights Availability of Online Tools
As we approach World Veterinary Day (April 24), Alley Cat Allies reminds veterinarians and vet technicians to visit the feral cat online resource center (www.alleycat.org/Veterinarian), which offers a wealth of multimedia tools for members of the veterinary community on feral cat health and behavior, as well as veterinary protocol for Trap- Neuter-Return and other clinical information about treating feral cats. Read the Press Release.

April 14, 2010 - Rue McClanahan Joins Campaign to Help Feral Cats and The People Who Care for Them
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today launched a print Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign featuring Rue McClanahan, lifelong animal advocate and star of “The Golden Girls.” Read the Press Release.

March 30, 2010 - Tania Gunadi Joins Campaign to Help Feral Catsand The People Who Care for Them
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today launched a print Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign featuring Tania Gunadi, star of Disney XD’s Aaron Stone. In the ad, Gunadi declares herself an “Alley Cat Ally,” and a supporter of Alley Cat Allies’ major campaign to raise awareness about the millions of Americans who care for stray and feral cats in their communities. Read the Press Release.

March 25, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Calls for New Hampshire Pet-Adoption Legislation
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today called for passage of a bill before the New Hampshire House of Representatives (S.B. 365) that would require animal pounds, shelters and rescues to spay or neuter pets before they are adopted out to permanent homes. The bill has already passed the state Senate. Read the Press Release.

March 22, 2010 - Art Icon Peter Max Joins Campaign for Feral Cats
Alley Cat Allies today launched a national print Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring Peter Max, one of the most successful artists in America, and his wife Mary Max, a full time animal rights activist in New York City. The couple is featured as part of the Alley Cat Allies “I’m An Ally Cat Ally” campaign to raise awareness of the national organization that advocates for and protects stray and feral cats. Read the Press Release.

March 15, 2010 - John Lehr Joins Campaign to Help Feral Cats—and The People Who Care for Them
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today launched a print Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign featuring John Lehr, co-creator and star of the TBS comedy “10 Items or Less” and stars as the Geico Caveman in the advertising phenomenon for Geico Insurance. In the ad, Lehr declares himself an “Alley Cat Ally,” and a supporter of Alley Cat Allies’ major campaign to raise awareness about the millions of Americans who care for stray and feral cats in their communities. Read the Press Release.

March 15, 2010 - Portia de Rossi Kicks Off Campaign to Help Feral Cats—and The People Who Care for Them
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today launched a print Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign featuring Portia de Rossi, star of the ABC comedy “Better Off Ted.”
In the ad, De Rossi declares herself an “Alley Cat Ally,” and a supporter of Alley Cat Allies’ major campaign to raise awareness about the millions of Americans who care for stray and feral cats in their communities. Read the Press Release.

March 2, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Applauds Withdrawal of Dangerous Bill
Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s advocate for stray and feral cats, today expressed relief for the withdrawal of a bill in the Rhode Island state legislature (S.B. 2253) that would have mandated the impoundment of “any roaming or feral cat at large.” Read the Press Release.

March 1, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Calls for Passage of Maryland Anti-Cruelty Measure
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today expressed support for a pending bill in the Maryland state legislature that would impose stiffer criminal penalties for cruelty against animals. Read the Press Release.

February 19, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Opposes Illinois Legislation to Cut Spay/Neuter Funding
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today called on supporters in Illinois to voice opposition to a pending bill in the state House of Representatives that would cut funding for successful spay/neuter programs. Read the Press Release.

February 16, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Calls for Passage of Mississippi Anti-Cruelty Bill
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today expressed support for recently passed legislation in the Mississippi Senate that would expand the state’s anti-cruelty law to make intentionally harming a cat or dog a felony crime. Read the Press Release.

February 8, 2010 - Disney XD Star Joins Campaign for L.A.'s Feral Cats
Tania Gunadi, star of Disney XD’s Aaron Stone, announced her support for a campaign by Alley Cat Allies to press the city of Los Angeles to restore spay/neuter funding for the city’s feral cats and resume promotion of existing programs. Read the Press Release.

January 29, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies, Supporters Call on Evanston to Cancel Mass-Trapping Plan
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today pressed the city of Evanston, Ill. to abandon a plan to trap and kill a large feral cat colony on a property within the city limits. The organization has offered the city assistance with establishing a humane program. Read the Press Release.

January 15, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Hosts Neuter Day for Atlantic City Community
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today hosted a low-cost spay/neuter day for cats living at the Buzby Village and Belfield Avenue neighborhoods of Atlantic City. Over 60 cats were neutered in one day, at little or no cost to residents. Read the Press Release.

January 11, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Offers Tips for "Kitten Season"
As winter winds down and “kitten season” approaches, it is important to get educated about what to do if you come across a litter of kittens outdoors, according to Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats. Read the Press Release.

January 8, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Tracks Developments in Los Angeles Decision on Trap-Neuter-Return
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, said it is closely monitoring developments following a recent decision by a Los Angeles court which required the city to suspend spay/neuter funding for feral cats and to stop community education about Trap-Neuter-Return. Read the Press Release.

January 7, 2010 - Alley Cat Allies Offers Extreme Cold Weather Safety Tips for Feral and Stray Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats, is offering tips to concerned individuals who want to help feral and stray cats as the nation experiences severe freezing temperatures and strong winds. Read the Press Release.

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