Spay/neuter and vaccinations available for cats at no cost.
PENSACOLA, Fla. May 3, 2019 Alley Cat Allies Feline Frenzy® has launched in the Florida Panhandle, bringing together entire communities to make sustainable improvements in the lives of the cats and people who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael. Feline Frenzy will include spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations at the Pensacola Humane Society from May 6-9 and May 13-16 for cats in the area. In addition, Alley Cat Allies will lead a free public workshop, “Helping Cats in Your Community,” in Pensacola on Saturday, May 4.
“A major goal of Feline Frenzy is to give direct help to families and caregivers of cats while helping to transform their community and make significant and lasting change,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “The cats and people who live here need our help more than ever even though Hurricane Michael was more than six months ago.”
Feline Frenzy features training, network-building and targeted outreach to create long-lasting, positive change to protect cats. Its public workshop will help people to become more knowledgeable to care for and advocate for cats. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for community cats will also be an important topic during the workshop, which is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. on May 4 at 1147 Creighton Rd. in Pensacola (next to Mathes Lighting). Reservations are recommended but not required. Guests can sign up here.
In addition to the workshop, from Monday, May 6, until Thursday, May 9, and from Monday May 13, until Thursday, May 16, Feline Frenzy will provide free spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchipping, and, for community cats, eartipping. These services will take place at the Pensacola Humane Society Barbara Grice Memorial Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic, 5 N. Q St. in Pensacola. Appointments are required and are available by calling 850-898-3380 or visiting www.alleycat.org/felinefrenzyFLPensacola. All cats are welcome, including community cats.
Earlier this spring, Feline Frenzy helped nearly 1,000 cats in Panama City, Florida. Feline Frenzy model has also been successful in places such as Washington, D.C., and post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana.
Community cats, also known as feral cats, are a large percentage of the cats participating in Feline Frenzy. These cats are in TNR programs, through which they are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped (the universal sign that indicates a cat was part of a TNR program) and returned to their outdoor homes. TNR is sound public policy because it can reduce shelter intake, “euthanasia” and calls to animal services, and saves taxpayer dollars in the process. It is the only humane and effective approach to community cats.
Alley Cat Allies is providing its expertise to coordinate Feline Frenzy, in addition to funding for all surgeries, microchips, vaccinations and humane education and outreach.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve the lives of cats through our innovative, cutting-edge programs. We are seen around the world as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has over 1 million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens worldwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org, and Alley Cat Allies is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.