Campaign to raise $800,000 will extend efforts to save cats’ lives in the region
Louisville, Ky. – February 26, 2019. Founded 20 years ago today, Alley Cat Advocates has spayed or neutered over 45,000 stray, free-roaming cats and has seen our community transformed into one that respects the needs of our citizens – cat lovers or not – and our community cats. Today, we announce an $800,000 campaign that will serve to extend our efforts to save even more cats’ lives and provide more support to all citizens in our community.
Alley Cat Advocates has accepted the opportunity to move our operations onto Louisville Metro Animal Services’ new campus with the lease of a freestanding building of approximately 4,500 square feet. To accommodate our needs, this $800,000 campaign will raise the funds to prepare this new Community Cat Complex for our use. With an anticipated completion date of mid-summer 2019, the building will provide adequate space to have, under one roof, the following functions:
- Spay/Neuter Clinic – allowing us to return to directly providing surgeries for our community cat clients and LMAS’ community cats,
- Medical Rehabilitation Space – allowing us to directly provide short-term care for community cats now being hospitalized and/or boarded at clinics throughout our community,
- Special Needs/Hospice Foster Space – allowing us to house the small number of community cats for whom return to outdoor life is inhumane in a location adjacent to LMAS’ adoption facility, providing easy access for citizens interested in adopting these special cats, and
- Office Space – replacing current leased space
Campaign Chair, Susan Sweeney Crum explains our impact, “Fifteen years ago, Alley Cat Advocates helped me round up and neuter a half dozen or so cats that lived in our barn, producing litter after litter. Their help and guidance ensured a better future for our feline friends, who eventually warmed up to their “humans” enough to let us love on them a little. When the opportunity arose to join the Alley Cat Advocates’ board, and then to chair this campaign, I was excited and happy to give back. Alley Cat Advocates is making our community the safest place for community cats to live.”
With over $400,000 raised toward our goal, it is now time to open the opportunity to our wider community of supporters. A variety of naming and leadership gift opportunities exist to help us realize our goal of having a Community Cat Complex to help more stray, free-roaming cats and their people.
“This is a dream of a lifetime for cats in our community,” said Karen Little, the organization’s co-founder and executive director. She continues, “Those wishing to be a part of this fantastic opportunity can contact me directly at 502-634-8777, ext. 8, click HERE, or email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.”