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Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2007
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134

Oct 20: Free Seminar on Helping Outdoor Cats in Kansas
National and Local Experts to Offer Common-Sense Advice for Caregivers and Communities

(Bethesda, MD) October 8, 2007 – Alley Cat Allies, in partnership with Sedgwick-based Friends of
Felines, will hold a seminar on “Helping Outdoor Cats” in Wichita, Kansas on October 20, 2007.

The seminar will provide information to residents, property managers, local government officials and
others on how to help stray and feral cats who have made their homes in neighborhoods, behind
businesses, and in surrounding areas of town.

Join Friends of Felines and Alley Cat Allies, the nationally recognized experts on improving the lives
of outdoor cats, to learn how you can unite with other Kansans to implement Trap-Neuter-Return
(TNR) programs and stop the killing of outdoor cats.

DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2007
1 – 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Pioneer Balloon Company
5000 E. 29th St. North
Wichita, KS 67220

Seminar speakers will include:

Pam Howell, DVM
• Zoonotic diseases and first aid
• Safe handling of feral cats

Karla Hartlep, Director of Shelter Operations, Wichita Humane Society
• How successful programs reduce the demands on shelter facilities
• The shelter’s low-cost feral cat spay/neuter program

Ray Huff, Friends of Felines
• How to start a Trap-Neuter-Return program
• How to work with local jurisdictions and gain support for TNR programs

Becky Robinson, Alley Cat Allies
• Improving cats’ lives through Trap-Neuter-Return
• Advocating for new animal control policies

• Wichita feral cat caregivers and trappers who are currently working underground to carry out
Trap-Neuter-Return efforts.
• Property management companies who request that the City of Wichita trap feral cats on
their property.
• Anyone else who wants to join together and organize to stop the City of Wichita from trapping
and killing outdoor cats.

There is no fee for the seminar. Donations will be gladly accepted.
To register online:

For more information on speakers, the program, and location please visit:
E-mail or call 866-309-6207, option 2.


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