DULLES, Va. and HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, is flying an urgent delivery of emergency rescue and relief supplies today to the area impacted by Hurricane Ida.
The small plane is loaded with food for cats and other animals, veterinary supplies such as antibiotics, wound care and triage supplies, microchips and carrying crates. The flight departed from Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, to arrive at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport in Mississippi by mid-afternoon (details below).
“The clock is ticking, and every hour is critical to save the lives of cats and other animals who are in danger because of Ida,” Robinson said. “If help doesn’t come soon, many animals will die. That’s why we are rushing so quickly to deliver these supplies to where they are needed the most.”
Alley Cat Allies will be transferring the supplies to the Humane Society of Louisiana, which will distribute them to Greater New Orleans and other areas affected by Hurricane Ida. Alley Cat Allies has already provided an emergency grant to the Humane Society of Louisiana for hurricane recovery efforts.
Alley Cat Allies has provided relief supplies for cats and other animals after many previous Gulf Coast hurricanes, including a massive support effort after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the leader of a global movement to protect cats and kittens. Now in our 31st anniversary year, we are joined by over 650,000 supporters worldwide.
Alley Cat Allies believes every cat deserves to live out his or her life to the fullest. We exposed an entrenched system in which animal control agencies and shelters have been killing millions of cats for over a century. Today, the programs we introduced in the United States are mainstream.
To achieve our goals, we collaborate with grassroots advocates, animal shelters, municipal managers, and lawmakers to replace deadly laws and policies with ones that protect cats. We defend all cats by offering cutting edge education online, in person, and through one-on-one dialogue. We advance lifesaving innovations such as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter, microchipping, anti-declawing legislation, and any program that best serves the interests of cats.
Our website is www.alleycat.org, and we are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.