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Rosie

Posted on September 20th, 2016

The reasons behind Rosie’s injury may never be discovered. However, a few things are certain – Rosie has a loving caretaker. Rosie is tenacious. And Rosie will always have a story to meow.

Just a few weeks ago, Rosie suffered the worst injury of her nine cat lives. She was shot in the stomach. The perpetrator is unknown.

RosieAs soon as Rosie’s caretaker discovered her injury, she contacted Louisville Metro Animal Services who reached out to Alley Cat Advocates because Rosie’s ear tip indicated she was one of our graduates.

Immediately, we gave Rosie the gold standard of care. One of our veterinarians extracted the bullet from Rosie’s belly and repaired the injuries she had incurred.

Rosie recuperated with a wonderful Alley Cat Advocates foster care volunteer. And, we’re happy to let you know that she has returned to the careful watch of her loving caretaker. We’re proud to be a part of her happy ending.

Alley Cat Advocates provides the gold standard of care to every cat in our care. Please consider making a donation in Rosie’s name to support her care and to care for cats like Rosie with special medical needs. Thank you for your support!

Give Local Louisville

Posted on September 12th, 2016

gll_1On Thursday, September 15, Alley Cat Advocates will be a part of the biggest day of local giving in our community, Give Local Louisville.

Give Local Louisville is a 24-hour online giving day created to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofits that make our community a better, more vital place to live.

Give Local Louisville returns on Thursday, September 15.  Please choose to make a gift to support our work to spay or neuter over 35,000 community cats!  Learn more and donate on #GiveLocalLou!

 

Shop Now Open

Posted on September 6th, 2016

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The NEW Alley Cat Advocates shop is now open! Take a look around and enjoy 30% off everything in the store to celebrate our grand opening.  Shop now!

Offer ends September 11.

Use the code: AlleyCat

Just like his namesake, Popeye is strong

Posted on August 30th, 2016

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Popeye when he arrived

Popeye made his way to Alley Cat Advocates when his caretaker Charlotte brought him to us to be neutered. She also shared that Popeye had a bigger issue to tackle. “We tried several times to trap him, then he showed up hurt. We knew he was a fighter. That’s how he got his name,” she said.

He was suffering from a large wound that continued to scab and reopen because of its size and its location on his face. Charlotte said she could see that the wound was infected. Fortunately, Popeye was becoming more trusting of her and her husband. “Maybe a switch came on for him, and he thought ‘People are good!’ We caught him with no trouble on the third attempt.”

Alley Cat Advocates immediately implemented our gold standard of care, and the medical team took extra time to treat Popeye’s facial wound. Now Popeye is asking for your support to help cover the $200 cost of his medical care.

 

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Popeye ready to return home

After recuperating in foster care, Popeye returned home to his loving caretakers and his six siblings, all spayed and neutered Alley Cat Advocates grads. Charlotte says Popeye was cautious when they first met him. Now he hangs on their door screen, begging for attention, and arrives twice each day for meal times.

Please consider making a donation to care for Popeye and cats like Popeye with special medical needs.  Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

Meet Millie

Posted on August 22nd, 2016

Millie Millie’s thankfulness exudes from her hazel, saucer-sized eyes. She’ll walk right up to you, look into your eyes and beckon you to pet her without emitting a single meow.

If you happen to miss her signal, don’t worry. She’ll rub her face and body against your hand until you can’t help but show her some affection.  With such a pleasant attitude, you’d never know of Millie’s recent troubles.

A mere three weeks ago, Metro Animal Services contacted Alley Cat Advocates (ACA) about a cat they had picked up who had an ear tip, which means that she had been neutered at ACA in the past. An extreme flea allergy caused her to over groom. This resulted in a bacterial and yeast infection on her body. Her skin was raw and she was suffering.

millie perched on chairKaren Little, Alley Cat Advocates’s executive director acted fast. She picked up Millie and coordinated veterinary services for her. Because of this help, Millie no longer has fleas and is on steroids to remedy her infections. She is being fostered during her time of recovery.

Although she is still over-cleans sometimes, her raw spots are healing, and she’s no longer suffering. Right now she looks like a little black lion. The majority of her hair is sparse while her body heals. However, she has a thick mane around her face and paws.

Karen, who has been taking care of Millie while she heals says Millie “wants to eat all the time” and is full of curiosity. She isn’t afraid of people and longs for their attention.

Millie is a fighter, and she hasn’t let this experience stop her from showing affection and gratitude.

Alley Cat Advocates provides the gold standard of care to every cat in our care.  Please consider making a donation to care for Millie and cats like Millie with special medical needs. Thank you for your support!