For Immediate Release: October 16, 2008
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, email@example.com or 202-207-1134
ALLEY CAT ALLIES SUPPORTS PENNSYLVANIA-SPCA AT
OPENING DAY OF FERAL CAT SPAY-NEUTER CLINIC
Becky Robinson Speaks at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on National Feral Cat Day
BETHESDA, MD— Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, congratulated
the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) and the Philadelphia Community Cats Council (PCCC) on the
grand opening of “The Cube,” Pennsylvania’s first spay/neuter clinic permanently dedicated to
Alley Cat Allies president and co-founder Becky Robinson was on hand at the ceremony today in
Philadelphia, which was held in honor of National Feral Cat Day (October 16).
“Trap-Neuter-Return is the best course of action for feral cats. It is a humane, lifesaving program
that benefits both the cats and the community,” said Robinson. “Unfortunately, we have seen
firsthand that accessibility and affordability to spay and neuter are the major obstacles to a robust
community Trap-Neuter-Return program. That is why local clinics like the Cube are so important.
“I am honored to be able to join the PSPCA and PCCC at the opening of this great facility, which
hopefully will go a long way toward helping feral cats and their caregivers in the Philadelphia
metropolitan region,” she said.
Robinson noted that as part of its mission, Alley Cat Allies works to promote accessible, low-cost
spay/neuter services in communities across the United States.
The Cube will be open five days a week and is expected to perform 10-12 spay/neuter procedures a
day, or approximately 2,600-3,900 procedures per year. Currently, the PCCC partners with the
PSPCA to offer a monthly clinic.
“We estimate that there are tens of thousands of feral and stray cats in our region,” said PCCC
President Kathy Jordan. “The permanent clinic at the PSPCA is vital to protecting the overall
health of these cats and to humanely control Philadelphia’s feral cat population.”
Feral cat trappers interested in making reservations for Cube appointments should visit the PCCC
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the nation’s leading advocate for stray and feral cats. Their website is www.alleycat.org.