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Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2010
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134


Low and no-cost neuter services help dozens of local pet and feral cats

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, today
hosted a low-cost spay/neuter day for cats living at the Buzby Village and Belfield Avenue
neighborhoods of Atlantic City. Over 60 cats were neutered in one day, at little or no cost to

The clinic was held as a part of Alley Cat Allies’ Every Kitty-Every City program in Atlantic City.
The program provides education to the community about effective, humane programs for cats,
including Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats, and advocates for accessible, affordable neuter
services for all cats.

“Alley Cat Allies has worked with the local government, civic leaders and residents of Atlantic
City for nearly a decade, helping to establish humane programs for feral cats. We are proud to
continue our service here through today’s spay/neuter event,” said Becky Robinson, president of
Alley Cat Allies.

For the Buzby Village event, Alley Cat Allies staff organized the trapping of feral cats and
transportation of these cats as well as many residents’ pets to a local clinic, the Best Friends
Veterinary Hospital, which donated its staff and resources. Thanks to generous donations from
Alley Cat Allies supporters, all cats were neutered and vaccinated at a significantly reduced cost,
with fees waived for many residents. The feral cats were also “eartipped” – a portion of the left ear
was removed - which indicates the cat is part of a managed colony and has been neutered.

For the past nine years, Alley Cat Allies has spearheaded Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Cats Project,
which manages the feral cat colonies living at the city’s famed Boardwalk.

For more information on Atlantic City’s Every Kitty-Every City program, contact visit


About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the nation’s leading advocate for stray and feral cats. Their website is