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Ommmm for Alley Cats!

Posted on February 18th, 2018

You’re invited! 502 Power Yoga is hosting a $5 Karma Class to benefit Alley Cat Advocates on Sunday, March 11, 4 – 5:15pm.

Register to join Baely Talley for a 75-minute Power Vinyasa flow! The room is heated to 90 degrees for a Karma Class.

Be prepared to sweat, smile, and feel great after flowing for community cats!

When: Sunday, March 11, 4 – 5:15pm
Where: 502 Power Yoga
200 Missouri Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
Cost: $5 donation – cash, check, charge
Register: Please register in advance!

 

 

Congratulations Louisville Metro Animal Services

Posted on February 10th, 2018

Congratulations to our partners at Louisville Metro Animal Services! Alley Cat Advocates works daily with the LMAS team to find the best outcomes for cats in our community.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer recently announced that through hard work and new ideas, LMAS has achieved no-kill status for time and space!

For the first time in its 52-year history, no shelter pets were euthanized due to time or space at LMAS.

“Our city value of compassion absolutely extends to the animals that enrich our lives,” Mayor Fischer said. “That’s why I’m so proud that Metro Animal Services has achieved a live release rate above 90 percent, thanks to the hard work of the LMAS team, their partners and vo

lunteers. We want to celebrate the work they’ve done, completing a really dramatic and impressive turnaround.”

Louisville Metro Animal Services, the city’s only open intake shelter, finished 2017 with a 93 percent live release rate — the best in its 52-year history.

Key 2017 Animal Services stats:

  • Zero animals euthanized for time or space
  • 90.8% live release rate for canines
  • 93.8% live release rate for felines
  • 37% increase in animal returned to owners
  • 41% increase in animal adoptions

 

 

Alley Cat Advocates Receives Grant from PetSmart Charities® to Fuel Spay And Neuter Efforts In Louisville’s West End

Posted on February 10th, 2018

Alley Cat Advocates announced it received $65,000 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in Louisville’s West End. With the help of this donation, the organization will offer discounted and no cost surgeries for stray and unowned cats being cared for in zip codes 40202, 40203, 40210, 40211, and 40212.

“By providing funds for the often overlooked cats in these areas, Alley Cat Advocates, in partnership with PetSmart Charities, will reduce the number of kittens born this Spring in this section of our community. By doing so, we will also help the citizens as they provide humane care to the cats that come their way” said Karen Little, executive director and co-founder of Alley Cat Advocates. “This is a win for everyone: for the cats who suffer from constantly breeding and for the citizens who both care for the cats and for those who wish there were fewer of them. All objectives are met through our Trap-Neuter-Return efforts supported by our partnership with PetSmart Charities.”

“For nearly 10 years, PetSmart Charities has partnered with Alley Cat Advocates to help community cats in Louisville and we are proud to continue collaborating with them to bring affordable and accessible spay and neuter services to cat caretakers in need,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “By investing in the community, Alley Cat Advocates is investing in the livelihood and welfare of future generations of cats in the community.”

For more information on Alley Cat Advocates’ services or to schedule a spay or neuter appointment for a community cat, call 502-634-8777 or visit www.alleycatadvocates.org

PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness through increased spay and neuter efforts. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Alley Cat Advocates, PetSmart Charities has facilitated over 1.7 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.

Looking for the purrrfect Valentine’s Day gift?

Posted on February 7th, 2018

This gift outlasts flowers or balloons. Give your valentine the gift that lasts a life-time for a community cat.

Make a life-saving gift in honor of your valentine. A $100 gift provides spay or neuter, vaccinations and medical care for one cat. A gift of any amount ensures fewer unwanted litters of kittens, helps control overpopulation, saves a female cat from the cycle of pregnancy, and extends the life of a male cat who will no longer fight and roam.

Make a gift to honor your valentine today! 

 

Keeping Cats Cozy in the Cold

Posted on February 7th, 2018

Caretakers call us each day asking how to keep community cats warm in these cold temperatures. We’ve compiled a list of tips for winter cat care and winter shelter building in our online cat care center.

  • Cold weather increases a cat’s energy and nutritional needs. Provide plenty of dry food in addition to wet, as wet food will freeze in subfreezing temperatures.
  • Provide extra water to prevent dehydration and replace it often to keep it from freezing. Try placing a handwarmer beneath the bowl to slow freezing.
  • Provide shelters to keep the cats warm.

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