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Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2008
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134


Free spay and neuter offered to feral cat caregivers in New Orleans region

NEW ORLEANS—Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, will join forces
with Louisiana’s own Feral Cat Consortium on Sunday, October 5 for a “Feline Frenzy” Neuter
Day. Caregivers will bring feral cats who will receive free spay and neuter services. The clinic
expects to neuter at least 70 cats in six hours, using a state-of-the-art veterinary technique known as
“high quality, high volume spay/neuter.”

The Feline Frenzy 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 the 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 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.

[Phone interviews available with Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies, and Wendy
Guidry, president of Feral Cat Consortium. To schedule an interview, call Francie Israeli at 202-
904-4542. Still photographers and film crews welcome at event – please call ahead of time.]

WHO: Alley Cat Allies and Feral Cat Consortium
WHAT: Feline Frenzy Spay and Neuter Day for Stray and Feral Cats
WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 2008
8 a.m.
WHERE: NOLA Animal Clinic
4554 Downman Rd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 241 – 6462
CONTACT: Francie Israeli, or 202-737-8400


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