The Alley Cat Allies Feline Frenzy® in Lebanon, Tennessee, was an amazing success, with 100 indoor and community cats spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and cared for and more than 600 cats and kittens set to receive no-cost cat food over the next two months. Alley Cat Allies covered the costs of it all, and it was only possible because of our supporters like you!

Shiloh is one of the community cats who received lifesaving TNR through our Feline Frenzy.

Over two days in March, our Feline Frenzy® events with nonprofit organization New Leash on Life provided high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for cats and kittens from 10 different Tennessee counties. Many of these counties have a poverty rate above the national average and are in great need of low- and no-cost resources for cats.

Our Feline Frenzy is all about strengthening those resources in each target community, and helping connect organizations, advocates, and citizens to continue protecting cats into the future. Holding a spay and neuter event at the very beginning of kitten season, the time of year when cats are most likely to give birth, will have an immeasurable positive impact. Our no-cost food bank support in Lebanon is also part of a long-term strategy to provide for hundreds of cats and their families.

While on the ground helping to coordinate the Feline Frenzy event, the Alley Cat Allies team experienced firsthand the overwhelming gratitude of local cat caregivers. We can’t overstate the relief on their faces and in their voices when they realized they would not only receive lifesaving care for their cats, but also a supply of cat food. For people who are spending their own time, money, and energy every day to protect cats, that support means everything.

Alley Cat Allies educational materials were also provided to Feline Frenzy participants.

And, as with every Alley Cat Allies spay and neuter event, any cat who needed additional medical attention was treated and never turned away. One cat turned out to be suffering from pyometra, a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus. In other words, her spay literally saved her life.

Several more cats and kittens received care for upper respiratory infections and flea and tick prevention treatment. Our goal is and always will be to provide the most holistic possible care at all Feline Frenzy events!

We thank New Leash on Life for their hard work and dedication to making this Feline Frenzy a rousing success. Alley Cat Allies and New Leash on Life, which is also a Feral Friends Network advocate, have a history of working together to save cats’ lives that spans back to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when tornadoes struck the area. We also thank every caregiver and TNR advocate who participated, working into the night and early morning to humanely trap community cats.

Most of all, we thank our supporters like you—you are the reason we can bring Feline Frenzy and other vital programs to communities across the United States and around the world!