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Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 22,2009
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, eparowski@alleycat.org or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, fisraeli@johnadams.com or 202-207-1134

ALLEY CAT ALLIES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH
ANIMAL WORLD USA AND STATES WEEKS FOR THE
ANIMALS CAMPAIGN

BETHESDA, MD — 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.

Weeks for the Animals are celebrations taking place across the country each month,
kicking off in Florida on February 7, 2009. Throughout these life-changing weeks, animal
shelters, rescue groups, educational institutions and humane organizations in each
participating state are hosting animal-related special events. Educators, students,
businesses, and caring citizens are joining in, planning activities and organizing events to
celebrate and help animals. With one small or great action people are showing that they
can help save the lives of the precious animals and enrich the multitude of lives they touch.

“Alley Cat Allies is excited at the opportunity to join forces with Animal World USA for
these important events,” said Becky Robinson, Alley Cat Allies president and co-founder.
“Our participation will be focused on educating the public about Trap-Neuter-Return, the
humane, lifesaving program for feral cats.”

“We are honored to partner with one of the primary international leaders in animal welfare,
Alley Cat Allies. Over the years ACA’s vision, compassion and conviction for the animals
have been an inspiration to us all and are once again proving the power of partnerships can
be life-changing,” said Animal World USA president Michelle Buckalew.

Alley Cat Allies will participate at several of the state weeks, with workshops and seminars
featuring Becky Robinson and other feral cat experts. Events will be announced and posted
on alleycat.org over the next few weeks.

Schedule for 2009 States Weeks for the Animals:

Florida
February 7-15, 2009

Louisiana
March 21-29, 2009

Delaware
April 18-26, 2009

North Carolina
May 2-10, 2009

Washington DC
May 30-June 7, 2009

Wisconsin
August 8-16, 2009

Tennessee
September 19-27, 2009

Pennsylvania
September 2009

New York
October 10-18, 2009

Mississippi
November 7-15, 2009

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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.