SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Sept. 15, 2020 – Alley Cat Allies is building upon its extraordinary support of families with cats and dogs in their homes and caregivers who feed community cats, with a new donation of veterinary care and dozens of bags of animal food to Paws-Ability, a Brunswick County animal welfare organization. The support will add to the Alley Cat Allies Keeping Families Together™ campaign for people who are struggling to care for cats and dogs during the COVID-19 economic crisis.

Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, said she remains intent on helping to prevent cats from being turned in to shelters, where they risk being killed.

“It is critical to stop the pandemic disaster from causing a secondary disaster of cats going to shelters,” Robinson said. “While so much of our world has been disrupted, we have searched for new pathways to deliver food, veterinary care and other support to areas in need. That’s why we are so excited for this opportunity to help people and cats through the Paws-Ability team.”

Paws-Ability serves people and animals throughout Brunswick County.

“Many people who spend hundreds of dollars each month on cats have had a tough year with this economy, and some have lost their jobs,” said Mary Beth Mount, vice president of Paws-Ability. “This incredible action from Alley Cat Allies is a huge relief both for people feeding community cats living outdoors, and others who live with cats in their homes.”

In addition to this grant to Paws-Ability, Alley Cat Allies has also provided significant emergency funding to other organizations since the beginning of the pandemic. In the process, Alley Cat Allies has innovated new models to distribute veterinary funding and other emergency support, such as collaborating with food bank networks for people to deliver food for cats and dogs. The Alley Cat Allies website, alleycat.org, is one of the internet’s leading resources for caring for cats and kittens during the crisis, and features a national database of local animal food banks.

(Note to editors: Pictures of supplies made possible by Alley Cat Allies are available upon request.)

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the leader of a global movement to protect cats and kittens. Now in our 30th anniversary year, we are joined by over half a million 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.