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Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2008
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, eparowski@alleycat.org or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, fisraeli@johnadams.com or 202-207-1134

ALLEY CAT ALLIES AND SPAYMART TO OFFER LOW-COST
SPAY AND NEUTER FOR FERAL CATS THROUGHOUT
OCTOBER
“Neuter Scooter” to be Held Every Friday at Ark Animal Hospital

NEW ORLEANS—Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, will join forces
with SpayMart of Louisiana to offer low-cost spay and neuter services to area feral cat caregivers
every Friday throughout the month of October.

The “Neuter Scooter” campaign will offer the services at a cost of $15 per cat, using a state-of-theart
veterinary technique known as “high quality, high volume spay/neuter.” The campaign is being
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. Because feral cats are not socialized to people, they are not candidates for adoption.
They are almost always killed by shelters as part of “catch and kill” policies. Alley Cat Allies and
regional groups like SpayMart 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.

[Phone interviews available with Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies, and Lynn Chiche,
president of SpayMart. To schedule an interview, call Elizabeth Parowski at 240-482-1984. Still
photographers and film crews welcome at events – please call ahead of time.]

WHO: Alley Cat Allies and SpayMart
WHAT: Neuter Scooter campaign for stray and feral cats
WHEN: Every Friday in October
(October 10, 17, 24, 31)
WHERE: ARK Animal Hospital
4025 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 834-0906
www.arkanimal.net
CONTACT: Elizabeth Parowski, eparowski@alleycat.org or 240-482-1984

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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.