For Immediate Release: March 30, 2010
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, email@example.com or 202-207-1134
TANIA GUNADI JOINS CAMPAIGN TO HELP FERAL CATS –
AND THE PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR THEM
TV star to be featured in national PSAs; declares “I’m an Alley Cat Ally”
BETHESDA – 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
“We are delighted to have Tania Gunadi on board to represent the individuals from all walks of life
who share compassion for these cats,” said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies, the
recognized authority on feral cats and Trap-Neuter-Return.
“I truly appreciate Alley Cat Allies' dedication to create awareness about the importance of spay
and neuter services” said Gunadi. “I am proud to be the spokesperson for this campaign because it
is very important to promote feral cats' health, improve their lives and stabilize the populations.”
“Millions of Americans have opened their hearts and wallets to stray and feral cats. A national
survey by the respected research organization Harris Interactive found that over 40 percent of
Americans have fed a stray cat in their lives, and one out of five has done so in the past year,”
Feral cats are the same species as domestic cats, but they are not socialized to people and prefer to
live in family groups called colonies. Because they are not adoptable, they are almost always killed
in animal shelters.
Robinson noted that many progressive communities across the country have adopted a lifesaving
program called Trap-Neuter-Return, in which feral cats are humanely trapped, brought to a
veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated and returned to their outdoor home. Trap-Neuter-Return
is the best course of action for feral cats because it ends the breeding cycle, stabilizes populations
and improves the cats’ health, Robinson said.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the nation’s leading advocate for stray and feral cats. Their website is www.alleycat.org.
About Tania Gunadi
Tania Gunadi plays girl next door Emma Lau a.k.a. world’s best weapons specialist Dark Tamara, in the
action-adventure television series Aaron Stone on the new Disney XD television channel. Born in West
Java, Indonesia, Gunadi’s television credits include guest starring roles in “It's Always Sunny in
Philadelphia,” Boston Public,” “The Inside” and a recurring role in Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.”
Her film credits include lead roles in “The Magic of Ordinary Days,” “I Hoodlum” and “Lock Her
Room,” and co-starring roles in the Disney Channel Original Movies “Pixel Perfect” and "Go Figure.”
Gunadi currently resides in Los Angeles and is a volunteer at a local animal shelter.