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Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2007
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134

Free Workshop on Helping Outdoor Cats in McPherson and Central Kansas
National and Local Experts on Feral Cats Offer Common-Sense Advice for Caregivers and Communities

WHAT: Free Workshop: How to Help Community Cats
WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2007
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
WHO: Alley Cat Allies, Bethesda, MD
Friends of Felines, Sedgwick, KS
WHERE: McPherson Opera House
219 South Main St., McPherson

Registration is required. Register at or call 866-309-6207
The national nonprofit organization Alley Cat Allies will team with Sedgwick-based
Friends of Felines to hold a free workshop at the McPherson Opera House on September
23 to provide information to residents and local government on how to help stray and
feral cats who have made their homes in neighborhoods, behind businesses, and in
surrounding areas of town.

Many people have cats in their homes, but few understand or know how to help cats who
live outdoors, especially domestic cats who are not socialized to humans, known as “feral

Feral or outdoor cats that are unsocialized to humans are unadoptable. Feral cat colonies
exist in virtually every community in the nation, and many Kansans are caring for stray
and feral cats or have neighbors who do – often despite opposition from local animal
control agencies, which usually trap and kill these cats.

This workshop will provide information on how local governments and residents can
work together to implement non-lethal, compassionate and sensible solutions to reduce
the number of outdoor cats while improving the cats’ lives.

For more information or to register, visit or call toll-free
866-309-6207, Option 2. This workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is


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