Yesterday, Alley Cat Allies met with Bayside State Prison officials and received a tour of the prison grounds where cats live, so we could begin to assess the situation and the cats’ health.

The cats we saw appear to be stable and in good shape and are being fed on an interim basis.

Now that we have confirmation of the cats’ immediate safety, we’ve begun discussions with prison officials, and we look forward to putting in place a long-term program to meet the needs of the cats and Bayside State Prison. Discussions are ongoing, and we will keep you updated as our work with the prison progresses.

Thanks to all of your who raised your voice to protect the cats at Bayside. It’s because of you that Bayside State Prison is working with Alley Cat Allies. We, and the cats, thank you.