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Posted on December 6th, 2016

Meet Charm.  dsc_0480-1001x703This unaltered boy with a broken leg was brought to Alley Cat Advocates from Louisville Metro Animal Services.  No one knows when or how Charm was injured.
Upon arrival, Alley Cat Advocates went to work.  Charm was x-rayed and examined by veterinarians.  The team found that his bone had already started to calcify and heal.  The vet team decided that the best option was to allow Charm’s leg to continue to heal on its own.
Charm was neutered and delivered to foster care.  Since then, he has been recovering in the comforts of the home of one of our longest serving volunteers.  dsc_0487-1024x785He may walk with a limp, but his heart is as strong as ever. Charm loves to lay in the sun, play with catnip toys and eat lots of treats.
When an unaltered cat comes to Alley Cat Advocates in need of medical care beyond spay/neuter, we provide the him the gold standard of care.  Your support makes this care possible.  Thank you!

Now Hiring!

Posted on December 5th, 2016

Alley Cat Advocates is hiring an Operations Director to join our AMAZING team. The selected candidate will become a member of our highly motivated team of paid and volunteer staff members who are determined to make Louisville the safest city in the country to be a community cat!

We’re seeking a candidate with strong management and project management skills and leadership expertise. In this role, the candidate will work with the Alley Cat Advocates team to develop the strategic direction of daily activities, ensure efficient operations, and create an innovative, productive and enjoyable environment for staff and volunteers.

Find the job description and learn more …

Holly Jolly Volunteers

Posted on December 4th, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended the Alley Cat Advocates annual holiday party and made gift baskets for our volunteer vets.  YOU are heroes!

Niko Purred

Posted on November 29th, 2016

*** Updated 11/30/2016 ***
Niko came to Alley Cat Advocates as a severely ill kitten. We almost lost her. But, after hospitalized and care, she was transported to an Alley Cat Advocates foster volunteer. She was kept warm in an incubator and loved and cared for by her foster mom.

Fast forward … look at her now! She’s now taken up part ownership of her foster mom’s recliner :) Niko still needs more time to get strong but she has already exceeded all expectations, just by surviving! Thanks to Alley Cat Advocates friends and supporters, Niko is looking forward to a happy life!









*** Updated 10/24/2016 ***

Niko’s Alley Cat Advocates foster Mom says, “I thought you’d like to see some photos of Niko during his “out-of-incubator” time this evening. His little legs are shaved from an IV he had. He looks a little like a poodle!
Niko’s fight to get stronger is amazing! Thank goodness Alley Cat Advocates was there to help him! I will keep you posted on Niko.”

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*** Original Post 10/11/2016 ***

An Alley Cat Advocates’ foster Mom, Chris, sent this note to our team.

niko“There’s been a tiny breakthrough tonight. After tonight’s syringe feeding, I held Niko close and stroked his head. I didn’t expect a response. Niko has been too weak to do much of anything.

And then I felt it … the vibration of his purrs! What a sweet sound! When I put him back into his little pop-up, he started kneading the blanket. I think his fever has come down and he is starting to feel better.

Niko is a very sick little guy with a long road to recovery, but these first tiny steps are making me smile. Just thought I’d share the smile with you.”

Alley Cat Advocates is changing the world for community cats like Niko. We hope this story makes you smile, too.

Please consider making a donation in Niko’s name to support care for cats like Niko … cats who need extra care and medical attention.

Bernie’s Buddies Celebrates Community Cat Caretaker

Posted on November 13th, 2016

bernieApril Zirnheld and her family hosted the second annual Bernie’s Buddies fundraiser to benefit Alley Cat Advocates on November 12.

The event honored Bernard Abell, April’s father and a life-long animal lover.

Bernie’s Buddies donates all proceeds to Alley Cat Advocates. This gift will help Alley Cat Advocates to provide spay or neuter and vaccinations more community cats this year.

Mr. Abell was known and loved by our team as a wonderful guardian and advocate for community cats. He is missed and we are so honored to be a part of his beautiful legacy.

Special thanks to everyone who attended and donated, Brix Restaurant, Martini’s Restaurant, Springdale Automotive, Connie McCall, and our host Scott and everyone at Rubbies Restaurant.