Stanislaus Animal Services Agency in Modesto, Calif. has been chosen as the second of five participants in our Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives grant program. The program is designed to move animal shelters away from killing feral cats and helping them adopt and expand humane programs for cats, including Trap-Neuter-Return 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 approaches 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.

“When stray cats are brought to the shelter, we let residents know that community cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and the Humane Society will return the cats to their neighborhoods,” says Annette Patton, director of Stanislaus Animal Services Agency. “We will no longer be a massive euthanasia factory.”

Read the press release.