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Alley Cat Advocates 2017 Cat Calendar Photo Contest

Posted on July 11th, 2016










It begins TODAY! The Alley Cat Advocates 2017 Cat Calendar Photo Contest is underway! And, there are TWO ways to play!

Enter the Contest
Submit your cat’s photo to pounce on one of the 13 top spots and win great prize packages. Get started at http://www.gogophotocontest.com/alleycatadvocates.

grandprizeGrand Prize “Calendar Cover Cat” Winner (1)
The photo with the most votes will put this winning kitty on the cover of the 2017 Alley Cat Advocates Cat Calendar. Prize package includes:

  • Featured placement as the 2017 Calendar Cover Photo
  • Go Pet Club 62″ Cat Tree
  • 2017 Alley Cat Advocates Cat Calendar
  • Alley Cat Advocates t-shirt
  • Alley Cat Advocates window slicker

Twelve “Cat of The Month” Winners (12)
The next 12 highest vote-getters will be presented as Cat of the Month from January to December 2017. Prizes include:

  • Featured placement as the January to December Cats of the Month
  • 2017 Alley Cat Advocates Cat Calendar
  • Alley Cat Advocates t-shirt
  • gogo_wall_calendar_2017Alley Cat Advocates window slicker

Reserve a Day
Want a guaranteed spot in the calendar? Reserve a day to honor your cat! Your cat’s photo will appear in the square on the day of your choice. http://www.gogophotocontest.com/alleycatadvocates

Every dollar makes a difference for a stray unowned community cat. Alley Cat Advocates has spayed or neutered over 35,000 community cats.





Community Cats Podcast Interviews Karen Little, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Alley Cat Advocates

Posted on July 8th, 2016

podcastepisodePlease take a moment to listen to this interview with Karen Little, our co-founder and executive director.


Karen Little and Stacy LeBaron, creator of this podcast, have worked together as mentors for Trap-Neuter-Return groups across the country.
Listen to the podcast …

“In this episode, Karen describes how she went about determining what type of efforts and program might best solve the community cat problem in Louisville. She’s a big believer in planning and patience; when founding Alley Cat Advocates, she spent a whole year developing organizational infrastructure so that its future activities would have a sound base to build on. She also talks about coalition building with both public and non-profit animal control and rescues, volunteer engagement, and the importance of partnering not only with community cat caretakers, but respecting and assisting those who prefer to have cats out of their yards and neighborhoods. “We must have a culture of caring,” she notes.”


It was The Cat’s Meow!

Posted on June 12th, 2016

Thank you Bistro 301 for hosting the 9th Annual Cat’s Meow. We’re sending a giant MEOW to Matt, Molly and the whole team for this extraordinary event to benefit community cats! Special thanks to all of the guests, sponsors, supporters and volunteers who made this year’s Cat’s Meow our greatest yet.

And the Winners of the 2016 Cat’s Meow Online Wheel of Chance are … 

  • Denise Schnur – (Item 001) Kenny Chesney Autographed Guitar and Blue Chair Bay Rum
  • Natalie Healy – (Item 002) KatKabin
  • Judy Hanekamp – (Item 003) Pre-Holiday Chicago Getaway at the Hotel Blake!
  • Joseph Metz – (Item 004) Authentic Kentucky Bourbon Barrel
  • Sandra Kunzler – (Item 005) Wild Eggs 50 Gift Card
  • See all 50 winners and Cat’s Meow photos!

Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Alley Cat Advocates

Posted on May 17th, 2016

petco_logo_foundation_1155x354Petco Foundation grant of $38,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Louisville.

Alley Cat Advocates of Louisville, Kentucky today announced it has been awarded a $38,000 grant by the Petco Foundation to support the Alley Cat Advocates Trap-Neuter-Return program.

Alley Cat Advocates is a local nonprofit organization serving Louisville and the surrounding counties. Using a humane Trap-Neuter-Return program, Alley Cat Advocates has altered over 35,000 stray cats in our community since they began in 1999. Since 2011 alone, these efforts have contributed to a 61% reduction in the intake of cats at our local shelters, dramatically reducing taxpayer cost, overcrowded shelters, and animal euthanasia.

The Petco Foundation investment will help Alley Cat Advocates to reach more cat caretakers, those wonderful men and women who provide food and shelter for outside stray cats in our neighborhoods. Working with these caretakers, Alley Cat Advocates will provide spay or neuter services, vaccinations, flea treatment and a full veterinary check-up for each community cat. Cats also receive an ear-tip while under sedation, the universal sign that a cat has been spayed or neutered.

“It is springtime in Louisville, and that means it is kitten season. This gift comes at a particularly important time because awareness and demand for our services peak as unaltered stray cats give birth to more kittens. We’re honored to receive this generous grant and to be recognized for our success and the progress we have made in Louisville, Kentucky.” said Karen Little, the organization’s co-founder and executive director.

For more information about Alley Cat Advocates or the Petco Foundation, visit alleycatadvocates.org or petcofoundation.org.

Alley Cat Advocates featured in the Courier Journal

Posted on May 8th, 2016

Pick up the Courier-Journal today to read the feature on Alley Cat Advocates and The Community Foundation of Louisville’s Give Local Louisville day.