Contact: Peter Osborne, [email protected] or 513-639-7455
|WHEN:||10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, November 7|
|WHERE:||Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Ave., Norfolk|
|WHO:||Becky Robinson, president and founder, Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats.
Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA)
Hampton Roads Community Cat Caretakers, who are people throughout the 16 communities comprising the Hampton Roads region of Virginia that care about community cats and who support Trap-Neuter-Return. TNR as the only effective method to stabilize community cat populations and reduce them in size.
|WHAT:||Becky Robinson, founder and president of the nationwide group Alley Cat Allies, will talk about the 25-year history of Alley Cat Allies and the nationwide Trap-Neuter-Return movement they have inspired and led. Becky will discuss why and how the organization was founded, some of the key victories and challenges over the years, and where the quest to help our feline friends is headed over the next 25 years in America. She will also talk about cat protection and shelter reform efforts in other countries. Becky will offer copies of her new book, “The Evolution of the Cat Revolution,” for purchase and signing if the book is ready from the printer.|
|WHY:||Becky Robinson is coming to Norfolk as the TNR Speaker for the Hampton Roads Community Cat Caretakers Group, presented by the Norfolk SPCA. Anyone in the Hampton Roads area who cares about cats is encouraged to attend. The Hampton Roads Community Cat Caretakers group is dedicated to networking and changing public policy in support of TNR; it has its own Facebook page.|
|VISUALS:||Becky Robinson speaking and signing her book|
|CONTACT:||Rob Blizard, Norfolk SPCA, 703-201-5341
Peter Osborne, Alley Cat Allies, 513-546-4181
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than half a million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens nationwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org, and Alley Cat Allies is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.