RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. – June 7, 2022 – Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson offered a statement after the Ravenswood City Council voted to not move forward on the Amended Ordinance Regarding Animals in the City.

“Ravenswood’s leaders are not going forward with their proposed punitive ordinance, which would have been dangerous for cats and kittens,” Becky said. “Alley Cat Allies has evidence-based solutions for the cats and kittens that are compassionate.”

Becky noted that after Alley Cat Allies reached out to the city, Ravenswood leaders acknowledged they need further research and further investigation to address the matter, and to embrace mainstream nonlethal policies for management of cats including outreach and humane education. 

Earlier this week, Becky wrote directly to the mayor and council, urging them not to move forward on the ordinance.

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About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the leader of the global movement to protect and improve the lives of cats and kittens. Now in our 32nd anniversary year, we are joined by over 800,000 supporters worldwide.

Our President and Founder Becky Robinson is a leader whose vision, thought leadership and innovation have revolutionized humanity’s understanding and respect for the intrinsic value of cats. Becky is working toward transformational societal change with a distinct, but not exclusive, focus on compassion for animals, community empowerment and community cohesion.

Alley Cat Allies believes every cat deserves to live out his or her life to the fullest. We exposed an entrenched system in which animal control agencies and shelters have been killing millions of cats for over a century. Today, the programs we introduced in the United States are mainstream.

To achieve our goals, we collaborate with grassroots advocates, animal shelters, municipal managers, and lawmakers to replace deadly laws and policies with ones that protect cats.  We defend all cats by offering cutting edge education online, in person, and through one-on-one dialogue. We advance lifesaving innovations such as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter, microchipping, anti-declawing legislation, and any program that best serves the interests of cats.

Our website is www.alleycat.org, and we are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.