For over 10 years Heather Tolle has been a volunteer with Alley Cat Advocates. Heather worked at every volunteer opportunity available at the Big Fix and has also been a volunteer with trap distribution days and currently does the laundry at the Community Cat Complex. She is always helpful and willing to pitch in cheerfully wherever she is needed. Heather says that her favorite part of volunteering is all of the friends that she has made over the years. Heather works with a company that helps schools improve and also works at a local senior living community as well. When she isn’t serving others, Heather enjoys gardening, games and spending time with her three dogs and one cat.
Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Cat’s Meow Wheel of Chance will be virtual! In its thirteenth year, The Cat’s Meow Wheel of Chance will be totally online. Save the date as it opens September 21 and closes October 21 at 6 pm EDT. This is a fundraiser to benefit Alley Cat Advocates (ACA), a not-for-profit organization devoted to the humane treatment of unowned cats in our community. Proceeds from the Wheel of Chance will go to help ACA in its trap-neuter-return (TNR) program. Watch for updates as the dates approach!
While we enjoy the option of performing most services that community cats need right here at the Community Cat Complex, there are cases that require specialty services. Sasha is one such kitty. Sasha suffered from severe dental disease that required extensive surgery and the removal of all of her teeth. For that type of service, Alley Cat Advocates reaches out to partner veterinarians in the community. Sasha has had her dental surgery, but the special skills and equipment of the partner vet don’t come with a small price tag. The current bill is at over $1800. We need your help to pay for the very large vet bill that comes with making Sasha’s life pain free. Please donate today.
In these uncertain times, we want to make sure our supporters are safe. That’s why we are introducing special feline themed face masks for you to use in the coming weeks and months. Show your passion for cats and support for our work with these fun, stylish face masks. We’ll send you one for a donation of $45. These are available while supplies last! Just click here to learn more and make your donation.
During Bible reading in the morning, Marley located himself in a place where Dewey would be sure to notice him.
After he retired from teaching, he was looking into volunteer activities locally, Dewey Beadle found an online list of volunteer opportunities, and it was there that he first saw Alley Cats Advocates. He says’ “I believe I may have heard of Alley Cat Advocates before then, because I had talked with Karen Little a year earlier when I was facing having my cat’s hind leg amputated. Someone with Shamrock Foundation had told me that Karen had a tripod.” After going to the ACA orientation in February of 2006, Dewey went to his first Big Fix the next month. He still remembers hearing at the orientation that a breeding pair of cats can produce 7,200 offspring in eight years. That is good reason to have cats fixed! For a number of years at the Big Fix, Dewey would help out Sunday looking after the cats post-surgery. He also helped with getting the Big Fix equipment stored away in the warehouse Sunday evening. The next morning, he would help with feeding the cats and checking them again. Dewey keeps the traps in good working order and is always happy to perform “handy man” services whenever he is called upon. Being a volunteer at Alley Cat Advocates has provided Dewey an opportunity to meet new people, and get to know them. He says that “the fellow volunteers love animals and are willing to give up some of their time to help in taking care of them.” Dewey certainly enjoys being around cats, and he can always be found taking a moment to give a pet or a scratch to one of the cats at the office.
Two cats that previously lived in the kennels of a rescue before they were adopted by caretaker, Dewey Beadle.