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October Edition

Thanks to the support of loyal donors like you, we've been very busy this month protecting cats around the country. Here are just a few of our current projects and successes:

Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinics Saved!
Alabama cats

When the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners proposed a new rule that would close the state’s four nonprofit spay/neuter clinics, we had to act fast. Permanently closing the clinics would be a disaster for the animals of Alabama. We launched a proactive campaign to stop the rule from passing. In a few short days, we organized thousands of phone calls to veterinarians around the state asking where they stood on the new rules, then put their answers online and mobilized Alabamans to take action. And they delivered—hundreds of people from veterinarians to citizens to senators spoke up to save the clinics. Under immense public pressure, the Board unanimously voted to reject the new rule. We did it! Congratulations to Alabamans on this major victory.

See how the veterinarians of Alabama voted on our website.

Stop the Lies—Sign Our Petition
Stop the Lies

We’ve seen a wave of headline-hungry media outlets reporting lies about cats this year. Often quoting notorious opponents of TNR, the news stories demonized cats as “murderers” and “serial killers.” If they would have checked the facts, they would see that the number one threat to all species is humans. Irresponsible reporting like this threatens cats and we’re not going to stand for it. We created a petition calling on the media to stop the dangerous lies about cats. More than 24,000 people have already joined us in speaking up for cats. Will you?

Sign the petition.
Learn the truth about cats and the environment.

There's Still Time to Participate in National Feral Cat Day® 2012
National Feral Cat Day 2012 Logo

This is it! After months of careful planning, there are only six days left until National Feral Cat Day®! It’s not too late to get involved. You can hold an event on any day before or after, just be sure to register it now to help us reach our goal. Or, you can get involved with an event going on near you!

Register your event and receive your complimentary Advocacy Toolkit and T-shirt.
Find events near you and browse our online event gallery to see what else is happening in your state on and around October 16.
Promote National Feral Cat Day® on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #NFCD2012.

Adoptable Cat: Action Jackson
Adoptable Cat: Action Jackson

Whether he’s chasing after a shiny ball, a rattling toy, or a furry friend, playtime with this kitten is fast paced and action packed. That’s how he got his nickname: “Action Jackson.” When this speedy six-month-old gets going, all you’ll see is a blur, but once he’s curled up for a nap, you can fully appreciate his gorgeous gray-and-white coat. Jackson welcomes playmates of any kind—dogs, cats, and people—and he can’t wait to make new friends in his forever home. Do you have a home for Action Jackson?

Read more about our adoptable cats.

Help a Cat, Get a Calendar
Tuxedo Calendar Cat

We've extended our special opportunity to help the cats you admire all year round. Now, when you make a donation of $10 or more by October 31, you’ll receive one of our beautiful 15-month 2012/2013 calendars filled with stunning portraits (from our national supporter photo contest) and helpful cat care tips. Don’t miss your chance to ring in the new year with Patch, the snow-dusted feral cat; Janie, the blue-eyed silver tabby; Coraline, the curious kitten peering down from an orange tree; and all the other winners of our very first calendar contest!

Give $10 or more to receive your calendar.

Cross-Country Rescue Effort Saves Kitten
Yellow fuzzy cat outdoors

This amazing story warmed our hearts. When an airline pilot heard a kitten crying inside the ceiling of a hotel parking lot in Secaucus, New Jersey, he called his girlfriend in Las Vegas for advice. Through our Feral Friends Network, she was able to quickly track down local feral animal advocates Four Legs Good NY. The group made a few calls, and soon members of the local police, animal control, and fire departments all converged on the site, where the kitten appeared to have fallen inside a concrete pillar. Firefighters used an axe to break a hole in the pillar, revealing the tiny kitten, only weeks old. After their dramatic ordeal, the pilot adopted the kitten. Kudos to the Good Samaritans and our Feral Friends! We're so glad to have been a part of this amazing rescue effort that spanned the nation to save a kitten!

Learn more about the Feral Friends Network.

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