Louisville, Ky. – June 10, 2019
Alley Cat Advocates of Louisville, Kentucky has been awarded a $12,000 grant by Best Friends Animal Society. The grant will be used for Alley Cat Advocates’ regional live-saving efforts in Nelson County communities.
Alley Cat Advocates is a nonprofit organization serving Louisville and the surrounding counties. Using a humane Trap-Neuter-Return program, Alley Cat Advocates has altered over 45,000 stray cats in the region since beginning in 1999. Since 2011 alone, these efforts have contributed to a 63% reduction in the intake of cats at Louisville Metro Animal Services, dramatically reducing taxpayer cost, overcrowded conditions, and animal euthanasia.
Investments and support from Best Friends Animal Society will help Alley Cat Advocates provide Trap-Neuter-Return services to Nelson County residents. Caretakers of cats that live outside in Nelson County will be able to receive spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations against disease, treatment for worms, fleas, ear mites, and a vet exam, as well as an ear tip all at no cost to them.
“Alley Cat Advocates is excited about the opportunity to help residents of Nelson County provide a humane alternative to managing the county’s cat overpopulation problem. These funds are the first step to providing the assistance that is long overdue and we are anxious to get started,” said Karen Little, the organization’s co-founder and executive director.