Bay Minette City Shelter in Bay Minette, Ala. has been chosen as one of five participants in our Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives grant program. The program is designed to move animal shelters away from killing feral cats and help them adopt and expand humane programs for cats, including Trap-Neuter-Return for cats who live outdoors and are not socialized.

The Future Five program recognizes five shelters across the United States that have made a commitment to adopt humane approaches for cats. Each of the shelters chosen for the Future Five grant program will receive an award of $5,000 and expert guidance and resources from Alley Cat Allies.

“TNR is a win-win situation for the cats and the citizens of Bay Minette,” says Gina Jones, Bay Minette animal control officer. “Most of the time animal control officers are labeled as “˜animal killers,’ and we need to change the way the public views us so we can better serve the cats and the community.”

Read the press release.