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Press Release

For Immediate Release: JUNE 30, 2009
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, eparowski@alleycat.org or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, fisraeli@johnadams.com or 202-207-1134

OCTOBER 16 IS NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY
New Poster Available to Hang in Your Veterinarian’s Office

BETHESDA, MD — 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. The
poster, which raises awareness about humane care for feral cats, can be ordered online at
www.alleycat.org/NFCD.

“National Feral Cat Day is the annual kick-off for our national educational campaign about feral
cats and why they need a different kind of care,” said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat
Allies. “Feral cats are members of the domestic cat species, but they are not socialized to people
and are not adoptable. Feral cats live healthy lives with their colony.”

“People care about feral cats. Research shows that two out of five Americans have fed a cat in
their lifetime. But many Americans may not know how they can help feral cats they see in their
neighborhoods, beyond feeding them,” she said.

“National Feral Cat Day is our chance to educate people about humane community programs for
feral cats, like Trap-Neuter-Return, which ends the cycle of breeding and makes feral cats healthier
and better neighbors,” Robinson said.

The new poster from Alley Cat Allies directs people who want to help feral cats to resources that
cat help them, including information on carrying out Trap-Neuter-Return and connecting with local
resources through Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friends Network.

For more information about National Feral Cat Day, see www.alleycat.org/NFCD.

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