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Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2011
Contact: ALISON GRASHEIM, agrasheim@alleycat.org or (202) 240-1985

ALLEY CAT ALLIES CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS IN ANTICIPATION OF HURRICAN IRENE
National advocacy organization prepares for post-hurricane clean-up needs

BETHESDA, MD— Alley Cat Allies, the national organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today asked for volunteers for its Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project to sign up for standby service in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. As Hurricane Irene rapidly approaches the New Jersey coast, the organization is preparing in advance for any help they may need after the storm.

Currently, Alley Cat Allies staff and volunteers are readying the cat colonies for the impending harsh weather. Alley Cat Allies is looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Drying out and re-bedding cat shelters
  • Repairing feeding stations
  • Cleaning out debris from colony areas
  • Feeding and refilling water dishes for the cats

Volunteers can sign up using the contact information below. After the hurricane passes, Alley Cat Allies’ Atlantic City Program Manager will contact the volunteers with needs and assignments.

WHAT: Post-Hurricane Clean-Up Crew for Atlantic City, New Jersey Boardwalk Cats
WHEN: Monday, August 29 and/or Tuesday, August 30
WHERE: Various locations along the Atlantic City Boardwalk
CONTACT: (240) 393-1857 or ejohnson@alleycat.org

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About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than 260,000 supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens nationwide. Their web site is www.alleycat.org.