Sassy is now spayed, vaccinated, eartipped, and back in her outdoor home.

Sassy is now spayed, vaccinated, eartipped, and back in her outdoor home.

The animal shelters chosen for our Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives program have already made significant progress in their journeys to become model shelters.

Thanks to your support, Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association in West Virginia reached a milestone by starting a new Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. On December 17, 2013, Sassy was the first cat to go through the shelter’s TNR program.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services in Florida has also made major changes—it now performs early-age spay/neuter. Partners Johnson County Animal Control and the Humane Society of Johnson County in Indiana have worked with Alley Cat Allies to educate animal control officers about TNR—even changing some skeptics into supporters! They’ve also purchased more humane traps, so more cats can be ready for spay/neuter on any given day.

Read about the other shelter partners’ progress and watch video updates.