KYLE, Texas – Sept. 6, 2019 – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will lead a workshop focused on saving and protecting the lives of cats for the people of Hays County and nearby areas of Texas.
The workshop, “Helping Cats in Your Community,” will include an in-depth discussion about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the only humane and effective approach for community cats. Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, will attend the workshop to share her expertise from nearly three decades of helping communities like Hays County to understand and embrace the humane options that are available for cats in the community.
“We’re looking forward to a great discussion with the cat lovers in Texas about how we can work together to help cats, keep them from being killed, and improve their relationships with people who live near them,” Robinson said.
The no-cost workshop is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, in Kyle City Hall at 100 N. Front St. Because seating is limited, RSVPs are requested, but not required, and can be made via a simple online form.
TNR is the process in which community cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped and returned to their outdoor homes. Scientific studies show that TNR ends the breeding cycle, meaning no new kittens are born outdoors. As sound public policy, it reduces shelter intake, “euthanasia” and calls to animal services, which saves taxpayer money. San Marcos, Austin, El Paso, Fort Bend County and thousands of other communities conduct TNR programs, and it has become the mainstream approach for community cats.
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 the public 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.