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Next BIG FIX: May 17

Posted on May 1st, 2015

We’re currently looking for volunteers to help with our next BIG FIX!

Please come help make a real difference for the cats we adore. They are calling your name!!! Current volunteers can call or e-mail us at contactus@alleycatadvocates.org if you are able to help.

For those new to the process, the BIG FIX starts with a call to our hotline from a caretaker (someone taking care of an outdoor cat). Caretakers may be caring for one cat or 30! Most caretakers are able to provide food, water, and shelter for the unowned cats in their area. The only thing missing is spaying and neutering and this is where the BIG FIX comes into play.  If you are interested in helping but not yet a volunteer, check our link under Volunteers for new volunteer orientations or e-mail us at contactus@alleycatadvocates.org .

Next BIG FIX: April 26

Posted on April 5th, 2015

We’re currently looking for volunteers to help with our next BIG FIX!

Please come help make a real difference for the cats we adore. They are calling your name!!! Current volunteers can call or e-mail us at contactus@alleycatadvocates.org if you are able to help.

For those new to the process, the BIG FIX starts with a call to our hotline from a caretaker (someone taking care of an outdoor cat). Caretakers may be caring for one cat or 30! Most caretakers are able to provide food, water, and shelter for the unowned cats in their area. The only thing missing is spaying and neutering and this is where the BIG FIX comes into play.  If you are interested in helping but not yet a volunteer, check our link under Volunteers for new volunteer orientations or e-mail us at contactus@alleycatadvocates.org .

Hop, Hop, Hop

Posted on April 4th, 2015

It was a beautiful day for a hop down Frankfort Avenue in the 2015 Easter parade! Alley Cat Advocates volunteers met friends new and old as we passed out candy and shared information about our programs and progress  Happy Easter!

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Meet Lolly

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

Lolly rests comfortably  in the lap of her Alley Cat Advocates foster care volunteer.

Lolly rests comfortably in the lap of her Alley Cat Advocates foster care volunteer.

Meet “Lolly”, a little Alley Cat Advocates kitty that is currently in foster care. Her Alley Cat Advocates foster mom calls her Lolly because this cutie is as sweet, or even sweeter, than a lolly pop!  Of course, her real caregiver mom already likely calls her by another beautiful name!

Lolly just can’t get enough snuggles and hugs, and makes “biscuits” all day!

Thanks to her caregiver, Lolly came to our latest Big Fix, to be spayed and to get great medical treatment!

Prior to surgery, it was discovered that Lolly had a growth on the inside of one ear. So, in addition to her spay surgery, one of our skilled volunteer Veterinarians  successfully removed the  growth.

Given the fact that Lolly would need a period of time on both oral and topical ear antibiotics, the caregiver kindly approved Lolly’s stay in foster care.

Lolly, it turns out, is also very undersized and underweight for her age, which is about 6-8 months. She is a bit less than 3 lbs and should be in the 6-8 lb range. So, while in foster care, Lolly will be given extra nutrients and plenty of food to help her begin to catch up to the weight she actually needs to be for her age.

Once Lolly has completed her regimen of antibiotics, has gained some weight, and has been given Vet clearance that her ear is good (free of infection), she will be returned to her loving caregiver, who is  probably already really missing her!

Virtually every day of the year, an Alley Cat Advocates volunteer is providing foster care for a cat/kitten similar to Lolly.

Alley Cat Advocates’ mission is Trap-Neuter-Return, and getting cats back to their caretakers and home turf! But if the cat also needs medical intervention, and foster care, due to illness or injury, we do that as well.  We want these community cats to return to their caretakers and neighborhood locations with the best chance of living out a happy and healthy life!

Thanks to awesome caretakers and volunteers, our spayed/neutered community cats can enjoy the good life!

Alley Cat Advocates has created the “Billie Emergency Fund” to help cover the cost of medical, foster and rehab care. Would you like to help us care for cats like Lolly?

*** Update on April 8 ***

LOLLY NEWS! We’re happy to report that Lolly(who has been in foster care since the March 29th Big Fix) now weighs 3 lbs 3oz!

She’s still about half the weight she should be, but definitely moving, at good speed, in the right direction! She also now has more energy to explore and play!

Lolly is still on medications, due to the growth removed from her ear, and we will continue to work on weight gain. If all goes well, Lolly should soon be in prime health! YOU ROCK LOLLY POP … and so does your foster mom!

 

Kool Kids and Community Cats

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Our wonderful volunteer, Lauren Kehr, spent the morning with the awesome kids at Laukhuf Elementary sharing information about spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return and community cats.

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