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$2.1M IN 2019, MARKS $50M FROM COLONELS POSITIVELY IMPACTING NON-PROFITS SINCE 1951 – Alley Cat Advocates an Honored 2019 Recipient

Posted on September 17th, 2019

Pictured are Susan Sweeney-Crum (Alley Cat Advocates board member) and Tad Myre from Kentucky Colonels

Louisville, KY – Alley Cat Advocates is proud to announce it has received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $7,000 to purchase a commercial washer or dryer for use in their new Community Cat Complex. 

The Alley Cat Advocates serves Louisville and surrounding communities by working to stabilize and reduce Louisville’s community cat population and improve the lives of community cats, through the tested, proven and humane method of trap-neuter-return.

HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 265 non-profits, impacting more than 3.9 million Kentuckians. This year’s total is a record for HOKC’s Good Works Program and represents HOKC reaching the $50-million mark since the Colonels became a 501(c)3 in 1951. Grants are made possible through donations from active Kentucky Colonels from around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.

HOKC Commanding General Lynn Ashton said: “We cast a wide net across the Commonwealth and across the scope of those in need from aiding the abused, to assisting the handicapped, to supporting crisis relief to historic preservation. Our goal is to annually grant $5-mlllion to worthy causes. All funding is generated through donations from active Colonels ranging from $1 to major gifts, so to get to that dollar amount we must reach Colonels not engaged with us.” 

Those interested in being an active KY Colonel or nominating someone to become a KY Colonel contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.   

For assistance from Alley Cat Advocates or to donate to further their work, please call 502-634-8777.

Louisville Cares for Community Cats

Posted on September 17th, 2019

Cat sniffing outstretched handAlley Cat Advocates joined over 500 local non-profits participating in Give for Good Louisville on September 12. This annual day of giving, hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, invites everyone to be a force for good in our community. Give for Good Louisville showed how much Louisville cares for community cats. Alley Cat Advocates received just over $22,000 in donations. Support like this allows us to save more lives and help more cats!

A Senior Cat Has A Happy Retirement

Posted on September 17th, 2019

Paul, named for a saint, came in for a neuter in early August. The sweet senior was emaciated, likely due to severe dental disease that made him cry out in pain when he ate. He also had entropion of the left lower eyelid. This is a very painful condition that required a surgical repair. A complicated dental surgery resulted in him having a full mouth extraction (all his teeth removed). He also had to have a feeding tube in order to allow his mouth a few days to heal. Tough as nails, Paul hated that tube and let us know that he preferred to eat on his own! With his mouth mostly healed, Paul is back with his caretaker, being spoiled and pampered while he completes his recovery. We think that Paul will live out his retirement in all the kitty comfort he could ever want.
Complicated cases like Paul’s require extra veterinary care and staff care during recovery. Your donations make life-saving outcome for cats like Paul happen.

Alley Cat Advocates 2020 Calendars Now on Sale!

Posted on September 17th, 2019

The 2020 Alley Cat Advocates Calendar is in the hands of the designer and will be heading to the printer soon. Pre-order your copy now. Quantities are limited, so don’t delay. Alley Cat Advocates Calendars make great gifts for friends and family.

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Alley Cat Advocates

Posted on August 29th, 2019

Alley Cat Advocates has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Petco Foundation to support their Trap-Neuter-Return program.

Alley Cat Advocates has altered over 45,000 stray cats in the region since their founding in 1999.  Since 2011 alone, these efforts have contributed to a reduction in intake of cats at local shelters, dramatically reducing taxpayer cost, overcrowded shelters, and animal euthanasia.

The Petco Foundation investment will help Alley Cat Advocates reach more cat caretakers, those wonderful men and women who provide food and shelter for outside stray cats in local neighborhoods.  Working with these caretakers, Alley Cat Advocates provides spay or neuter services, vaccinations, flea treatment and a full veterinary check-up for each community cat.  

“Kitten season is in full swing, marked by warm weather and newborn kittens on the rise. This gift is critically important to our community because awareness and demand for our services is at an all-time high. We’re honored to receive this generous grant and to be recognized for our success and the progress we have made in Louisville, Kentucky,” said Karen Little, co-founder and executive director of Alley Cat Advocates.