LEE COUNTY, Ala. – March 21, 2019 – Alley Cat Allies is providing emergency, lifesaving medical funds, transportation costs, food and critical supplies to organizations in Alabama that are working to save the lives of cats affected by the devastating tornadoes that struck on March 3.
“In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, the focus is on saving lives, identifying animals and reuniting them to their homes,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “There are groups doing outstanding work in each of those areas, and it’s important for us to support their efforts.”
This emergency support will save cats like Freddie, who was pulled from the rubble in Beauregard, Alabama, an area devastated by the tornadoes. After receiving veterinary care, Freddie was transferred to Lee County Humane Society in Auburn, which will work to reunite him with his family.
Lee County Humane Society and the Southern Souls Animal League in Eufala, Alabama, are using Alley Cat Allies’ funding for disaster response, transport of animals affected by the tornado and critical equipment. These groups are working to reunite cats like Freddie with their families and move animals out of the affected areas to safety.
“We’re grateful for the support of Alley Cat Allies as we’re transporting cats out of harms’ way,” said Southern Souls Animal League Director Anna Shepard. “We need all the help we can get as we recover from the aftermath of this disaster and continue our critical work to protect animals. Alley Cat Allies has been a lifesaver in this time of so much need.”
There is still much work to be done, and Alley Cat Allies will continue to work with local groups to rescue and care for cats as Alabama recovers from this disaster.
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 a half-million 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 and YouTube.