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Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2012
Contact: FRANCIE ISRAELI, fisraeli@kellenadams.com or (202) 207-1134; CARLA DAVIS, cdavis@alleycat.org or (240) 482-3887

ALLEY CAT ALLIES ANNOUNCES 2012 NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY® AWARD RECIPIENTS
Awards will help local organizations fund humane programs for cats in their communities

BETHESDA, MD— Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, announced the 22 recipients of the National Feral Cat Day® Community Impact Awards, held in honor of the 12th annual National Feral Cat Day® on October 16. Each recipient receives a $1,000 award. Another 16 runners-up each receive a $500 award.

“We are proud to honor these grassroots organizations who are working hard in their communities to provide humane education and programs to help save the lives of cats,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.

“Since Alley Cat Allies started National Feral Cat Day® 12 years ago, we have celebrated the growing number of communities that have adopted positive, sustainable and compassionate programs for cats,” Robinson said. “Americans from coast to coast love cats, and they want to protect and improve their lives.”

The recipients of the 2012 National Feral Cat Day® Community Impact Awards include:

  • Little Animal Charity (Denver, CO)
  • Cat House on the Kings (Parlier, CA)
  • Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare of Volusia County (Daytona Beach, FL)
  • SNAP-2 IT (Atlanta, GA)
  • Save Our Shelter Animals (Topeka, KS)
  • Humane Society Animal League for Life of Madison County (Richmond, KY)
  • Animal Advocates, Inc. (North Darmouth, MA)
  • Rude Ranch Animal Rescue (Harwood, MD)
  • PAWS Brave Hearts (Calais, ME)
  • Stray Feral Rescue (St. Paul, MN)
  • AniMeals (Missoula, MT)
  • Ocracats (Ocracoke, NC)
  • Animal Protection League of New Jersey (Budd Lake, NJ)
  • Carson Tahoe SPCA (Carson City, NV)
  • Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse (Baldwinsville, NY)
  • Ohio Alleycat Resource (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Steelton Borough Community Cats (Steelton, PA)
  • Animal Allies (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Paw-Purr P.E.T.S. (Blountville, TN)
  • advoCAT TNR Group of Rancho Viejo (Rancho Viejo, TX)
  • Central Valley Coalition for Animals (Clovis, CA)
  • Save A Kitty Feral Cat Program (Parkersburg, WV)

The recipients were chosen from hundreds of applicants for their innovative and sustainable programs planned in honor of this year’s National Feral Cat Day®, Robinson said. “These model programs will have long-term impact in their communities, and we look forward to building relationships with these committed organizations.”

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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.