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Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2009
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, eparowski@alleycat.org or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, fisraeli@johnadams.com or 202-207-1134

TUFTS VETERINARY SCHOOL HOSTS WORKSHOP ON
MANAGING THE CAT POPULATION
Alley Cat Allies Featured Speakers at Massachusetts Animal Coalition Whole Cat Workshop

BETHESDA, MD – 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, MA on Sunday, March 8. The workshop will address humane
and effective options available to communities to stabilize the feral cat population.

Feral cats are members of the domestic cat species and live in social groups called colonies. These
cats – which can be found in every landscape, from urban to rural – are just as healthy as pet cats,
but they are not socialized to people and can’t be adopted into homes. Feral cats are almost always
killed in animal shelters. Progressive communities across the U.S. have adopted humane programs
like Trap-Neuter-Return in place of cruel and ineffective catch and kill policies.

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy group for stray and feral cats. Co-founded by
Robinson in 1990, Alley Cat Allies promotes nonlethal control, developed best practices for Trap-
Neuter-Return, and continues to provide leadership, education and resources to veterinarians, local
non-profit groups and caring individuals nationwide who provide humane care for the cats in their
communities.

Who: Becky Robinson, President, Alley Cat Allies
Where/What/When: Massachusetts Animal Coalition Whole Cat Workshop
Sunday, March 8, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Robinson to address morning session)
Varis Lecture Hall
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Grafton, MA

To arrange media interviews, contact:
Elizabeth Parowski, eparowski@alleycat.org or (240) 429-0104
Francie Israeli, fisraeli@johnadams.com or (202) 737-8400

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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.