DULLES, Va. and HAMMOND, La. Sept. 3, 2021 Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, is rushing a second flight of emergency relief supplies for cats and other animals to the Gulf Coast on Saturday, September 4. This flight is the latest in an ongoing Alley Cat Allies mobilization to save the lives of animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
The Alley Cat Allies flight will bring food for cats and other animals, generators, microchips and veterinary supplies including wound care, triage supplies and antibiotics. The flight will also include humane traps and carrying crates to locate and transport animals displaced by the storm. After departing Dulles International Airport in Virginia at 11 a.m. ET, it is scheduled to arrive at the Hammond North Shore Regional Airport in Hammond, Louisiana, at approximately 12:20 p.m. CT.
“Cats can easily become separated and lost during a hurricane,” Robinson said. “Every hour could mean the difference in saving their lives. These supplies are desperately needed to locate them, provide emergency veterinary care, and reunite them with their families.”
This delivery will go directly to the Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation, which operates the Becky Robinson Alley Cat Allies Veterinary Hospital in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Earlier in the week, Robinson also delivered a similar flight with food, medical supplies and generators to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, that was distributed to Greater New Orleans and the broader Hurricane Ida impact area.
Robinson and Alley Cat Allies have provided similar aid to the Gulf Coast after many other hurricanes, including Katrina in 2005. She often urges caregivers not to leave their cats or other animals behind to face natural disasters alone, because of the high risk that they may be lost, injured or killed.
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.