ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. – April 3, 2018 – Alley Cat Allies will offer a cat workshop doubleheader on Saturday, April 14 to continue its ongoing work to save the lives of cats in Atlantic County. This pair of workshops, the fourth and fifth in a months-long series that have been given to the people of Atlantic County by Alley Cat Allies, is helping compassionate caregivers step up to the plate and ensure that the county’s cats are given the most humane care possible.

The opening workshop of the day, “Helping Cats in Your Community,” will demonstrate the steps involved with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the only humane and effective approach to outdoor cat populations. Guests will learn how to identify which cats need to be spayed or neutered, how to humanely trap them, proper clinic procedures and returning them to their outdoor homes. This session is the perfect introduction for people who are new to TNR, and a great refresher to those with experience.

The second workshop of the twin bill, “Fundamentals of Grassroots Fundraising,” will offer tried and true tips to generate the necessary funding to support TNR efforts, whether it’s for just a few cats or a much larger project. The workshop will also offer suggestions on how to recruit volunteers, improve customer service and strengthen relationships with donors. This workshop was postponed from early March due to inclement weather.

Both workshops will be presented by Alice Burton, Alley Cat Allies’ associate director of animal shelter and animal control engagement.

 

Details of the cat doubleheader are as follows:

Date:               Saturday, April 14, 2018

Description:   “Helping Cats in Your Community” workshop from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Catered lunch – noon

“Fundamentals of Grassroots Fundraising” workshop from 1 – 3 p.m.

Location:        Atlantic County Public Library, Galloway Twp. Branch, 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway Twp., N.J. 08205

Reservations: Recommended but not required. RSVP by Wednesday, April 11 to boardwalk@alleycat.org.

Media Contact: Peter Osborne, 513-639-7455

 

In recent months, Alley Cat Allies has also helped Atlantic County’s cats by presenting workshops on saving rescued, unweaned kittens and CPR for cats and dogs. The organization has also been teaching the community how TNR for community cats is good public policy, as it effectively and humanely manages the community cat population, reduces shelter intake and “euthanasia” numbers, and reduces calls to animal control agencies, saving taxpayer dollars in the process.

As the global engine of change for cats, Alley Cat Allies has been working to help the people and cats of Atlantic County for many years. In addition to its current workshop series, its Boardwalk Cats Project is part of an Atlantic City-endorsed Trap-Neuter-Return program for community cats that is a national model.

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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 650,000 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, Google+ and YouTube.