RENO, Nev. – Oct. 16, 2019 – Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, will discuss the growing international movement to protect cats, including stray cats and feral cats, from being killed as she presents at the Maddie’s Saving Nevada’s Pets Conference in Reno on Friday, October 18.

Robinson’s presentation will focus on feral cats, sometimes called community cats, who live full, healthy lives outdoors in every environment throughout the world, usually in family groups called colonies.

“Hundreds of shelters and municipalities have embraced programs that allow cats to live their lives free from the danger of being killed because of outdated policies,” Robinson said. “I look forward to a great discussion about how we can work with local leaders to promote humane, life-saving policies that protect the cats who live among us.”

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only humane and effective approach for community cats. The program allows cats to be humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped and returned to their outdoor homes where they live and thrive. Scientific studies show that TNR ends the breeding cycle, meaning no new kittens are born outdoors. As sound, mainstream public policy, it reduces shelter intake, “euthanasia” and calls to animal services, which saves tax dollars.

Robinson’s session will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 18, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia Street in Reno.

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of all cats through its innovative, cutting-edge programs. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has grown into a powerful force with over half a million supporters. The organization has helped and inspired countless individuals, communities and other organizations to save and improve the lives of cats and kittens worldwide. Alley Cat Allies works with lawmakers, animal shelters and advocates to change attitudes and advance lifesaving policies that best serve the interests of cats. Alley Cat Allies’ website is www.alleycat.org, and the organization is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.