The Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association in West Virginia has been chosen as the first of five participants in our Future Five grant program. The program is designed to move animal shelters away from killing feral cats and supporting Trap-Neuter-Return, a humane program for cats who live outdoors and are not socialized.

The Future Five program recognizes five shelters across the United States who have made a commitment to adopt humane solutions 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. The grant for the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association was announced during our National Conference.

“We are deeply honored to be selected as one of the shelters in the Future Five program from Alley Cat Allies,” said Chelsea Staley, shelter director for the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association. “In past years this shelter – like many others across the country—killed most of the animals that came through its doors. My goal as the new shelter director is to move us toward a no-kill model that will include a self-sustaining Shelter-Neuter-Release program for cats. I look forward to partnering with Alley Cat Allies as we work toward that goal.”

Read the press release.