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Press Release

For Immediate Release: JULY 26, 2008
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134


Alley Cat Allies to lead volunteers in building shelters, feeding stations for Meadows’ cats

Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for stray and feral cats, will visit the Meadows of Chantilly
in Fairfax County, Va., on Saturday, July 26 to continue efforts for the humane management of
the property’s outdoor cats.

Bethesda-based Alley Cat Allies will lead residents and volunteers, including Manassas-based Girl
Scout troop 4413, to build feeding stations for the properties’ outdoor cats, and will continue to
help residents obtain no-cost spay and neuter services and install devices proven to humanely deter
outdoor cats. The volunteers will be joined by Alley Cat Allies’ official mascot, Frank the Feral,
and a spokesperson from Alley Cat Allies will be available for interviews.

Earlier this year, Alley Cat Allies announced an agreement with Equity LifeStyle Properties, owner
of the Meadows, to provide no-cost spay and neuter services as well as vaccinations for all
unaltered cats on the property. Alley Cat Allies has also helped residents who care for the cats to
establish regular feeding schedules, and continues to distribute and help install humane deterrents
on any areas of the property where cats are not wanted. Alley Cat Allies is also assisting residents
with finding foster or permanent homes for more than 15 adoptable kittens and cats who live at the
Meadows, and is providing ongoing education to residents on how outdoor cats and people can
peacefully co-exist.

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WHO: Alley Cat Allies and volunteers
WHAT: Feral Cat Task Force to visit Meadows of Chantilly
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 26 (starting at 9:30 a.m.)
Meadows of Chantilly, Playground
(Intersection Airline Pkwy and National Dr)
Chantilly, VA 20151
CONTACT: Elizabeth Parowski, or 240-492-0104
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