NAPLES, Fla. – May 12, 2020 – Alley Cat Allies is building on its unprecedented statewide commitment to help animal caregivers with a donation of thousands of pounds of animal food in Collier County for families with cats and dogs in their homes and caregivers who feed community cats. The shipment follows similar donations from Alley Cat Allies to other Florida locations in recent weeks.
“By providing food for cats and other animals, we are ensuring that they will not be relinquished to animal shelters. Cats who live indoors can stay in their homes, and community cats can continue to be fed by good Samaritans,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Alley Cat Allies is coordinating with state and local organizations to distribute the food to pantries and aid organizations in the Naples area, including a public distribution event on Tuesday, May 12.
- What: Public distribution of cat and dog food for families and community cat caregivers from Alley Cat Allies
- When: 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12
- Where: East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Dr., Naples, Fla., 34112
- Visuals: Food distribution directly to caregivers, bags and pallets of animal food
The delivery to Collier County is the latest in a series of cat and dog food relief shipments that Alley Cat Allies is providing to Florida food banks and pantries as it focuses on Keeping Families Together™ during the coronavirus crisis. Alley Cat Allies already shipped thousands of pounds of cat and dog food to Feeding Florida locations in South Florida and Tallahassee in recent weeks.
“Collier County Emergency Management continues to partner with amazing nonprofit and service agencies throughout the nation to bring food to the county for people and pets,” said Lauren Bonica, human services coordinator, Collier County Emergency Management. “We are grateful for our new friends at Alley Cat Allies and know how happy this food makes people by providing food security for their four-legged loved ones. Thank you to the Feeding Florida experts, For the Love of Cats and Humane Society Naples for delivering and distributing the food locally. These teams make Collier County a happy community we call home.”
Access to food is becoming a greater problem as the economic crisis deepens. To help, Alley Cat Allies has posted to its coronavirus response page a state-by-state list of animal food banks offering assistance, in addition to other coronavirus resources and tips for cat caregivers.
Alley Cat Allies has also provided emergency grants to animal organizations across the country for food, medical care, vaccinations and other urgent needs.
(Note to editors: Becky Robinson is available for interview via internet video. Pictures and video of the cat and dog food are also available upon request.)
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of all cats through its innovative, cutting-edge programs. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has grown into a powerful force with over half a million supporters. The organization has helped and inspired countless individuals, communities and other organizations to save and improve the lives of cats and kittens worldwide. Alley Cat Allies works with lawmakers, animal shelters and advocates to change attitudes and advance lifesaving policies that best serve the interests of cats. Alley Cat Allies’ website is www.alleycat.org, and the organization is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.