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

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

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.

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