Join the movement to protect cats

Sign up for our mailing list and learn how you can help us win the battle against unnecessary killing of cats. Sign up now »

Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2008
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134

Launches Pennsylvania’s First Annual “Week for the Animals”

HARRISBURG, PA – Becky Robinson, president of the national advocacy group Alley Cat Allies
and a recognized expert on feral and stray cats, will be the featured speaker at the “Cat
Management Forum: The Future of Feral Cat Management,” on Saturday, September 20 in
Harrisburg, PA. Robinson will discuss the reasons animal control policies that rely on catch and
kill for feral cats are costly, cruel, and ineffective.

Studies have found that being killed in animal pounds and shelters is the leading documented cause
of death for cats in the United States.

The cat forum is among the first events scheduled for Pennsylvania’s first “Week for the Animals,”
September 20-28, a statewide celebration during which animal protection experts, shelters, and
rescue groups will host a number of special events throughout the state.

Becky Robinson will be available for media interviews before and after the forum.

Who: Becky Robinson, President, Alley Cat Allies
What: “Cat Management Forum: The Future of Feral Cat Management”
Where: Harrisburg River Rescue
1119 S Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
When: Saturday, September 20, 2008 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


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