In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Alley Cat Allies is providing emergency support to animal organizations to fund medical care, food, vaccinations, delivery of supplies, kitten nursery assistance, and other necessities for cats and kittens in need during the pandemic.
We are making an impact for communities in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Nevada, Virginia, and California so far. We will continue to issue emergency funds for animal organizations around the country as the crisis continues.
Feral Cat Consortium in Madisonville, Louisiana is utilizing half of Alley Cat Allies’ emergency funding for cat food and the other half for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and other veterinary costs. The group is giving hundreds of pounds of food to caregivers who are out of supplies and money to care for their community cats.
“The caregivers are very grateful to Alley Cat Allies,” says Wendy Guidry, president of Feral Cat Consortium. “As are we.”
As veterinary clinics across Louisiana limit or suspend their spay and neuter services, Feral Cat Consortium is staying open to provide these critical surgeries with help from Alley Cat Allies. With our funding, Guidry says, Feral Cat Consortium is making emergency spay and neuter appointments for other animal groups in the area as well as the many individuals calling them for assistance.
The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) in Jacksonville, Florida, received an Alley Cat Allies grant to support its Pet Safety Net program, which provides resources to families so they can care for their cats in times of acute crisis. JHS will also use our grant for veterinary care, vaccinations, food for community cats, and other expenses.
JHS also received support for Alley Cat Allies Feline Frenzy® events, which offered free spay and neuter for community cats in Jacksonville. JHS held frenzies from August 2019 to March 2020 and altered a total of 863 cats.
“Alley Cat Allies have been true friends to cats and caretakers in Jacksonville,” said Denise Deisler. “From helping us combat the kitten crisis with spay and neuter earlier this year to helping JHS meet the increasing demand for our services as job loss surges for pet owners in our community, we are truly grateful for their support.”
Some of the other groups receiving Alley Cat Allies COVID-19 emergency support include:
- God’s Feral Felines in Guntersville for food for cats in indoor homes and community cats, supplies for kitten fostering program, and TNR.
- The Haven in Fairhope for food and other supplies to help cats in indoor homes and community cats, as well as kitten foster program supplies.
- FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln for food for cats in indoor homes and community cats outdoors as well as kitten care support.
- Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats in Los Angeles for food for community cats.
- SGV Animal Advocates in San Dimas for food for community cats as well as cats with families indoors and in foster homes.
- Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo medical care, vaccinations, food and delivery, litter, and other expenses for cats in homes and community cats outdoors.
- Feeding Florida to stock all partner food banks and agencies, which previously only provided food for people, with food for animals as well.
- Animal Health Outreach Prevention Education (A HOPE) in Milton for food and delivery and cat care, plus community outreach and support
- Alley Cats and Desert Dogs Relief Project, Inc. in Spring Hill for food and emergency veterinary care for community cats.
- Flagler Humane in Palm City for food and supplies for foster cats, neonatal kittens, and community cats.
- Companion Animal Trust in Jersey City for cat food, especially wet food, for cats in indoor homes and community cats.
- Only Kindness Rescue in Wayne for food for community cats.
- Union City Feral Cat Committee in Union City for food for cats in indoor homes and community cats.
- Eagle Community Cats in Boise for food for community cats.
- CATNIP Foundation at Big Sky Ranch in Folsom for medical supplies, food and delivery, and cat care.
- Humane Society of Louisiana in New Orleans for medical care, vaccinations, food and delivery and other expenses.
- Rescue Alliance in Gonzales for food for cats in indoor homes and community cats outdoors.
- All About Animals Michigan in Warren for food for cats in indoors homes and community cats.
- Ferndale Cat Shelter in Ferndale for food for cats in indoor homes and community cats, as well as supplies for foster homes.
- Paws for the Cause Feral Rescue in Chesterfield for food for cats in indoor homes and community cats.
- Fixin The Coast in Saucier for cat litter and food for cats in indoor homes and community cats.
- Pink Pawz Spay & Neuter in Escatawpa for food and other supplies for cats in indoor homes and community cats.
- Colucci’s Animal Trappers and Savers (C.A.T.S., Inc.), in Las Vegas for food and delivery and cat care, plus community outreach and support.
- Nevada Humane Society in Reno for food and delivery and cat care, plus community outreach and support.
- PALNV in Las Vegas for food and delivery and cat care, plus community outreach and support.
- Kitty City, Inc., in Memphis for medical care, vaccinations, food and delivery and other expenses.
- Friends for Life Animal Shelter in Houston for medical care, vaccinations, food and delivery and other expenses.
- Anicira in Harrisonburg to stock its food pantry with food for cats in indoor homes and community cats, and also funding to assist clients with critically ill and injured cats.
- Chesapeake Humane Society in Chesapeake for medical care, vaccinations, food and delivery and other expenses.
- Freedom’s Last Chance Inc. in Wirtz to stock its Pet Food Bank with food for cats in indoor homes and community cats, and to help cover medical costs for the cats in their sanctuary.
- Holly Help Spay Neuter Fund in Bristol for cat food for community cat caregivers
- Roanoke Valley SPCA in Roanoke to stock its food pantry with food for cats in indoor homes and community cats.
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Since COVID-19 first began to spread in the U.S., Alley Cat Allies has been providing resources to protect cats when and where needed. With help from our supporters, we are actively working and utilizing our skills, experience, and connections to respond to this unprecedented emergency.
To learn more about our COVID-19 response and get our latest updates and recommendations, visit alleycat.org/Coronavirus.
To find animal food banks in your area, visit alleycat.org/FoodBanks.
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