The Community Cat Complex features a lovely memorial garden that has plenty of room for expansion! With a gift of $1000, you can reserve a commemorative brick. Bricks are 4″ x 8″ with up to 3 lines of text, and are incorporated into the landscaping at the entrance to the complex. You can honor a loved one (two or four-legged!) and make a lasting difference for animals in our community. Contact us to purchase.
Dental problems cause more than just bad breath in cats. When the mouth and teeth are painful cats can stop eating and grooming. Cats can become malnourished and dehydrated, as well as being very dirty with matted fur. Howie came in a couple of weeks ago for a neuter and was found to be in exactly this situation. Now, we are so happy to share photos of Howie, the very first recipient of dental cleaning, extractions and x-rays at the community cat complex. Your donations keep the dental cart stocked and help us continue to provide comprehensive service to cats like Howie!
Donate here to help us keep helping cats.
Thanks to our quick acting team, Callie is doing great. During the sedation process, the veterinary assistant found that there was a problem and reacted quickly. X-rays revealed a diaphragmatic hernia, which is basically a tear that allows the abdominal organs to move into the chest, causing a life threatening situation. In this emergency situation, she was rushed to an emergency hospital for surgery. We expect her to recover to 100% and be able to return to her caretakers soon. Her life is priceless to us AND her caretaker and saving her life was not a question. But the emergency surgery needed to save her life was very expensive – around $3000 – and we need your help!
Alley Cat Advocates wants our caretakers and supports to know that we are following or exceeding all government recommendations to keep our staff, volunteers, and caretakers safe in the current environment of uncertainty and concern.
Check-in and discharge of cats is being done in the parking lot with no need for caretakers to enter the building.
The return of traps on Saturdays is also being done in the parking lot with no need for caretakers to enter the building.
For Trap Distribution on Saturdays, caretakers are to remain in their cars to complete paperwork and only 1 caretaker is permitted in the building at a time – with proper social distancing in place – to complete the process.
All cleaning protocols recommended by local, state, and federal agencies are being followed or exceeded in order that we play our part in keeping our community safe.
As trapping is a solitary affair and the cats have not gotten the message that breeding should cease at this time of human social distancing, we are working hard to continue to serve our community in a way that protects our community of 2 legged humans and benefits the 4 legged felines among us.
Please know that our costs continue unchanged and we rely on you, our donors, to do this awesome work. Please continue to show your support by donating here. We AND the cats thank you!
As a retiree from the Louisville Zoo, Sharon Rickert had little problem finding plenty to fill her spare time after Alley Cat Advocates helped a family member. It has been four and a half years and Sharon has become an important part of the team. She started volunteering with the Big Fix. She now does transcription and returns hotline calls with great care and professionalism. In addition, she helps caretakers at trap distribution, cat check in and discharge. She is also a member of the Education and Outreach Team. Sharon’s favorite job is kitten day care. She is one of the select few trained kitten care volunteers, who bottle feed and care for tiny kittens while their moms are having surgery. Sharon is a proud mom, stepmom, and grandmother to 3 adorable grandsons. She and her husband share their home with two house cats, Atticus & Soleil. They also feed at least twelve community cats that they have spayed or neutered. Somehow, Sharon also finds the time to enjoy a good mystery novel.