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2009 Press Releases

December 22, 2009 - Baltimore Billboards Highlight Services for Feral Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, has launched a billboard campaign to highlight the Every Kitty-Every City program which raises awareness about stray and feral cats and low-cost spay/neuter services. Read the Press Release.

December 8, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Calls on California Court to Reverse Decision on Trap-Neuter-Return
Alley Cat Allies today assured supporters that it was closely monitoring a decision by a California trial court, that would prohibit the City of Los Angeles from sponsoring or promoting Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats until it performed an environmental review. Private or non-profit groups performing Trap-Neuter-Return are not affected by this decision. Read the Press Release.

November 18, 2009 - Atlantic City's Cats Get Boost with New Campaign
Atlantic City’s visitors are often charmed by the colony of feral cats who make their home under the city’s famed Boardwalk. But many may not realize that these cats – who are skittish of humans and can’t be adopted – are part of a well-organized effort to ensure their population remains healthy and stable, with no new cats or kittens added to the mix. Read the Press Release.

October 26, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Offers Winter Safety Tips for Feral and Stray Cats
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral 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.

October 12, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Grants $10,000 to Neuter Cats in New Orleans
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, announced it has granted $10,000 to SpayMart of Greater New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of the Neuter Scooter Campaign. The program offers spay and neuter services for feral cats for a $10 co-pay per cat during the month of October. Ten clinics in the Greater New Orleans area are participating. Read the Press Release.

September 18, 2009 - Interview Opportunity: October 16 is National Feral Cat Day
As the calendar approaches October 16 – National Feral Cat Day – feral cats are increasingly in the news, with cities and towns all over the country looking toward humane programs that take into account the needs of the community and of the cats. Read the Press Release.

September 11, 2009 - California Bill Harmful To Feral Cats Voted Down
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, this week declared victory after the California State Assembly voted 28-42 to reject S.B. 250, legislation that would have hurt feral cat caregivers and low income pet owners by establishing a harmful mandatory spay/neuter law. Read the Press Release.

September 8, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Offers Tips For Humane Feral Cat Trapping
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today offered best-practice tips for safe, humane cat trapping as part of a Trap-Neuter-Return program. Read the Press Release.

August 11, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Launches Online Tool For Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians
Alley Cat Allies announced the launch of a new online resource center for members of the veterinary community to learn more about how they can play a unique and critical role in improving the lives of stray and feral cats. Read the Media Advisory.

July 15, 2009 - Cats and Kittens up for Adoption at Toms River Adoption Fair, Saturday, August 1
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, announced an adoption and outreach fair to be held August 1 at PETCO, 1331 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. Read the Media Advisory.

July 15, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Applauds Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for Pursuing Cat Killer Case
Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s advocate for stray and feral cats, thanks the State Attorney’s Office of Miami-Dade County, FL for its efforts to bring justice in a case in which more than two dozen cats were horrifically killed. Read the Press Release.

June 15, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Condemns Miami-Dade Cat Killings
Alley Cat Allies, the nation's advocate for stray and feral cats, today called for swift justice in the case of the Florida man charged with the gruesome murder of 18 pet and feral cats in Miami-Dade County. Read the Press Release.

June 30, 2009 - October 16 is National Feral Cat Day
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, is asking people who care about cats to help mark National Feral Cat Day (October 16) this year by hanging a new poster available from Alley Cat Allies in their local veterinarian's office. Read the Press Release.

June 15, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Condemns Miami-Dade Cat Killings
Alley Cat Allies, the nation's advocate for stray and feral cats, today called for swift justice in the case of the Florida man charged with the gruesome murder of 18 pet and feral cats in Miami-Dade County. Read the Press Release.

May 27, 2009 - New Study Shows Majority of Pet Cats are Neutered
A new study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Association reports that the vast majority—at least 80%—of pet cats in U.S. households are neutered, with middle-to-higher-income households reporting rates over 90%. Read the Press Release.

March 25, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Offers Tips for "Kitten Season".
Springtime is prime "kitten season"—the time when most kittens are born to intact stray and feral cats—and it is fast approaching, noted Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats. Read the Press Release.

March 12, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Urges Opposition To Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws in Chicago and Florida.
Proposed laws to impose mandatory spay/neuter on pet owners will "do more harm than good," and should be opposed, according to Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats. Read the Press Release.

March 8, 2009 - Tufts Veterinary School Hosts Workshop on Managing Cat Population.
Alley Cat Allies president Becky Robinson will be a featured speaker at the Massachusetts Animal Coalition Whole Cat Workshop, at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MW on Sunday, March 8. Read the Press Release.

February 19, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Thanks ‘Feral Friend’ Ellen DeGeneres For Kindness To Stray Cat.
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today thanked Ellen DeGeneres for feeding a cat who has made her home on the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and offered help with teaching the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return. Read the Press Release.

February 19, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Encourages Mills College to Adopt Humane Plan for Campus Cats.
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today urged Mills College of Oakland, CA to adopt a humane approach for the campus’ population of feral cats as a permanent policy, including Trap-Neuter-Return and managed colony care. Read the Press Release.

January 22, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Announces Partnership with Animal World US and States Weeks for the Animals Campaign.
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today announced a partnership with Animal World USA and the States Weeks for the Animals Campaign. Read the Press Release.

January 21, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Seeks to Uncover Acts of Deception by Animal Pounds and Shelters.
Shelter Deception Project asks individuals to submit first-person testimonials. Read the Press Release.

January 12, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Brings "Every Kitty—Every City" Program to New Orleans.
Every City seeks to raise awareness about the importance of humane care for feral cats and expand the accessibility of affordable spay and neuter services for all cats throughout the city. New Orleans will join Atlantic City, Baltimore, metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Chicago in the program. Read the Press Release.

January 5, 2009 - Alley Cat Allies Calls for Humane Plan for Cats at Pompano Beach Prison Complex.
Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats, applauded the city of Pompano Beach, FL for issuing a moratorium on plans to trap cats living at the Broward County jail complex, and said it would work with the county to ensure a humane program would be adopted. Read the Press Release.

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