SILVER SPRING, Md. –  Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will lead a meeting of local cat advocates in Silver Spring to teach best practices for working with the cats who live outdoors in Montgomery County. The May 24 workshop, titled, “Helping Cats in Your Community,” will explain how people can care for community cats, sometimes called feral cats, as well as how to improve their lives with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).  

“Many people in Montgomery County tell us they want to know how to take care of these cats,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Bethesda-based Alley Cat Allies, “We’re excited to share what we’ve already learned from our efforts across the globe and help this community embrace humane, life-saving programs that work.” 

TNR is the process in which community cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered and vaccinated, eartipped (the universal sign for TNR), and returned to their outdoor homes to live and thrive. TNR is sound public policy that effectively and humanely manages community cat populations, reduces shelter intake and “euthanasia” numbers, and reduces calls to animal services, which saves taxpayer dollars.  

Details for the workshop are as follows: 

  • Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 
  • Time: 
    • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Helping Cats in Your Community (English presentation) 
    • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Ayudando a los gatos en tu comunidad (Spanish presentation) 
  • Description“Helping Cats in Your Community” workshop 
  • Location:
    • Silver Spring Civic Building 
    • Spring Room 
    • 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Md. 
  • Reservations: Recommended but not required. RSVP at alleycat.org/RSVP-MCC3  

 

The workshop is sponsored by the Montgomery County Community Cat Coalition (MC C3), an independent, nonprofit animal protection organization dedicated to improving the lives of community cats in Montgomery County. 

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About Alley Cat Allies 

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve cats’ lives 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 more than 650,000 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, Google+ and YouTube.