FRITCH, Texas – Mar. 6, 2024 –

Cats with singed fur and burn wounds and orphaned young kittens are emerging from the devastation of the Texas Panhandle fires and need immediate care. Alley Cat Allies, the leader of the global movement to protect cats and kittens, is on the ground to save their lives.

An Alley Cat Allies Rapid Response Team is active right now to provide emergency veterinary treatment and deliver critical supplies, including cat food, to Fritch, Canadian, and other impacted communities.

“Cats are incredible survivors, and they are beginning to emerge from the fire zones. Some are suffering from burn injuries and smoke inhalation and others will need food support,” said Coryn Julien, communications director for Alley Cat Allies. “Alley Cat Allies is working with local organizations and bringing in supplies, expertise, and funding to meet the immediate needs of cats, kittens, and the community. We are also strategizing long-term aid for cats through the arduous recovery ahead.”

Last week, Alley Cat Allies rushed an emergency shipment of cat food to the Hemphill County Animal Supply Point in Canadian, Texas, which had been depleted of its previous food supply. In the next days, the organization is delivering more cat food, medical supplies such as burn cream and vet wraps, and other critical supplies to cats around the region.

Alley Cat Allies will also cover the costs of veterinary care such as burn treatment and is working with local organizations to coordinate lifesaving efforts for cats.

Alley Cat Allies has decades of experience responding to disasters, including major fires, to protect cats and kittens. The organization will provide updates to its disaster response efforts on its website,


About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies believes every cat deserves to live out his or her life to the fullest.

Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is the leading advocacy organization for cats with a mission to transform and develop communities to protect and improve the lives of all cats and kittens. Together with our over 1 million supporters, we work toward a world where cats are valued and every community has humane and effective programs and policies to defend them.

Through our fearless advocacy, humane care, education and outreach, and law and policy activism, we empower and mobilize citizens, advocates, grassroots groups, shelters, veterinary professionals, and elected officials across the United States and around the world to improve their communities for cats through nonlethal, evidence-based approaches. Our website is, and we are active on Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.