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Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 9, 2008
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134


Free clinic sponsored by Alley Cat Allies and the Feral Cat Consortium

NEW ORLEANS—Over 75 feral cats were neutered in a single afternoon this past Sunday – at no
cost to feral cat caregivers – during the New Orleans “Feline Frenzy” Neuter Day at NOLA animal

The October 5 clinic was sponsored by Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral
cats, and Louisiana’s Feral Cat Consortium. Veterinarians running the clinic neutered 78 feral cats
and 2 companion cats in 6 hours, using a state-of-the-art veterinary technique known as “high
quality, high volume spay/neuter.” Alley Cat Allies contributed $3400 toward the Trap-Neuter-
Return effort.

The Feline Frenzy was held in honor of the upcoming National Feral Cat Day (Oct. 16), the annual
kickoff for Alley Cat Allies’ national educational campaign about stray and feral cats.

“There are millions of cats living outdoors in the U.S., including an estimated tens of thousands in
Louisiana,” said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies. “But because feral cats are not
socialized to people, they are not candidates for adoption, and are almost always killed by shelters
as part of ‘catch and kill’ policies.”

Alley Cat Allies and regional groups like the Feral Cat Consortium oppose these ineffective and
cruel policies, and instead advocate for humane programs such as Trap-Neuter-Return, in which
outdoor cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned to their colonies.


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