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Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2012
Contact: PATRICIA JONES, media@alleycat.org or (718) 651-7187

ALLEY CAT ALLIES ANNOUNCES TWO CATS HELD BY WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER TO BE RELEASED TO OPERATION CATNIP

BETHESDA, MD— Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today announced that the Temporary Restraining Order against Wake County Animal Center had been withdrawn and the two cats being held would be released to be cared for by a concerned citizen in the county.

“We are very grateful that the lives of these cats have been saved,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies. “Alley Cat Allies and Operation Catnip look forward to a dialogue with Wake County to discuss a long-term humane solution for the cats and the community.”

The lawsuit regarding a breach of contract between Wake County and Operation Catnip regarding a Trap-Neuter-Return program remains active. Wake County has sixty days to respond to the lawsuit.

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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.