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Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2007
Contact: ELIZABETH PAROWSKI, or 240-482-1984; FRANCIE ISRAELI, or 202-207-1134

Alley Cat Allies and Washington Humane Society to Launch
Critically Needed Spay & Neuter Center

Washington, DC – Alley Cat Allies and Washington Humane Society have formed a
partnership to launch the region’s first low-cost spay/neuter center to serve the entire DC
metropolitan area.

The new facility – National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center – will be able to provide
the sterilization services for at least 75 animals a day.

The spay/neuter center will play a crucial role in sterilizing and therefore controlling the
reproduction of stray and feral cats through Trap-Neuter-Return, according to Becky
Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies. To improve their lives, stray and feral cats will
be safely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped and then healthy cats
will be returned to their outdoor homes.

“Alley Cat Allies is proud to be a founding partner of the new center because of its strong
commitment to saving animals’ lives,” Robinson said. “We know the clinic will provide
services that area residents can afford and for area animal shelters with veterinary
services for animals before they are adopted. It is not only needed but extremely
welcome in an area with few low-cost sterilization options.”

The clinic, whose official opening is currently scheduled for October, will be located on
Capitol Hill at 1001 L Street, SE.


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