The Louisville Metro Housing Authority contacted Alley Cat Advocates earlier this year to request our help with community cats in Beecher Terrace.
The Beecher Terrace community, located in Louisville’s Russell Neighborhood, is a severely distressed public housing development. The complex is slated for phased demolition beginning this fall. The community also has a large outdoor community cat population that will be affected.
Alley Cat Advocates and Louisville Metro Animal Services responded to the need. Our teams began the process of Trap-Neuter-Return in the neighborhood this week and have so far provided spay or neuter and vaccinations to over 25 of the resident cats. We will continue to work in the community until all of the cats are altered.
We’re working to spay and neuter these cats now to prevent more cats in the area. These cats will be returned to the neighborhood.
Our service give these cats a leg up. They are now healthy, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Alley Cat Advocates has also identified many caretakers in the surrounding neighborhoods where these cats will find new caretakers as the demolition begins.
The WDRB news team joined us at Beecher Terrace on Wednesday.
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