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September 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:

Start Planning Your National Feral Cat Day Event
National Feral Cat Day 2010

National Feral Cat Day is one month away—on October 16! Celebrate by reaching out to others and hosting an event in your community. Need some help getting started? Visit our NFCD webpage for event ideas, to register your event, and to order any educational materials you may need. And don’t forget to wear your heart on your sleeve by purchasing Alley Cat Allies gear!
Find ideas, tips, and resources on our NFCD webpage.
Get your Alley Cat Allies gear at our Café Press Shop.

Becky Robinson Blogs for Care2.com
Becky Robinson

Alley Cat Allies President Becky Robinson is now contributing articles about feral cat issues to Care2.com, an online advocacy and green living news network with over 14 million members. So far, Becky has blogged about cats who were threatened by the New York City Housing Authority, and a cruel feral cat research project at Brigham Young University.
Learn how the cats in Queens were saved.
Read Becky’s condemnation of the proposed program at BYU.

Adoptable Cats: Can you help Francesca find a home?
Francesca

Francesca—aka “Frankie”—was abandoned on an Atlantic City porch, crowded into a tiny carrier with her kittens on a hot day. Frankie has been a wonderful mom, but now she’s ready to go solo—this young, playful, affectionate, cat prefers the company of grown-ups and would love to be the queen of your one cat home. 
Read more about Francesca.

Looking Back on Katrina
Hiding Feral Cat

Alley Cat Allies has promoted humane cat care in the Greater New Orleans area for 20 years, so when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, we were right there on the ground rescuing cats. In 2008, we received the Friendship Key to the City for our efforts, but our lasting reward has been seeing services for feral cats expand since Katrina and the lives of cats improve in New Orleans.
Read about our work in New Orleans on Becky Robinson’s Care2 blog.
Learn more about our Every Kitty–Every City: Greater New Orleans program.

Update Promising Progress at Brigham Young University and Provo
Campus Cat

When we learned that Brigham Young University (BYU) planned to use its campus cats as part of a research program, you helped us tell them that Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane way to go. Now the Provo City Council has changed the city ordinance to allow for TNR and we are asking BYU to implement a Cats on Campus TNR program that would serve as a pilot program for the city of Provo.
Read the news article.
Learn more about the Cats on Campus program.

Don't Miss Trap-Neuter-Return Week on Moderncat.net
Jared

Cat product blog Moderncat.net will be devoting an entire week to Trap-Neuter-Return from September 11-17. The online event will feature information about the history and practice of TNR, including a Q&A with Alley Cat Allies President Becky Robinson. The interview is slated to appear on the site on Thursday, September 16, along with information about our Trapping Kit. Don’t miss it!
Visit Moderncat.net.
Order our Trapping Kit online.

New Resources

Key Scientific Studies on Trap-Neuter-Return – We’ve added even more research to our collection of scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return. Educate yourself about the science behind TNR!

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