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April Edition

Thanks to the support of loyal donors like you, we’ve been very busy this month protecting cats around the country. Here are just a few of our current projects and successes:

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Person of Interest Identified in Indiana Cruelty Case


Late last month, in a horrific incident of animal cruelty, 21 cats and other animals were found dead and stacked in an alley in South Bend, Ind. A pet cat named Tiger—pictured here sleeping in his home—had been missing for months, and his owner identified him with the other animals. Thanks to a generous donor, we’ve doubled our reward—now totaling $1,500—for information leading to an arrest. And thanks to multiple tips from citizens, police have identified a person of interest. Read more »

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Joining Forces for Larry


Alley Cat Allies has teamed up with national and Nebraska groups to call for an investigation into the case of a Bloomfield, Neb. police officer who shot and killed Larry, a pet cat, in January. Alley Cat Allies, Best Friends Animal Society, Nebraska Rescue Council, and The Cat House co-signed letters to the Knox County Attorney General, Nebraska Attorney General, and the state patrol. Reports of this cruel act created a frenzy on social media, and more than 30,000 people signed our online petition demanding justice for Larry. Find out more about our call for justice »

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Adoptable Cats: Meet Goldie! 


Meet a true golden oldie—Goldie! At 13 years old, Goldie is ready to settle down in a quiet forever home with someone who is able to give her the love and care she needs (including two pills a day and of course the required allotment of head scratches and pets!). Alley Cat Allies is willing to assist with veterinary bills for the right home. See Goldie’s full profile and other adorable, adoptable cats »

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TNR Success at New Jersey Prison


Alley Cat Allies recently joined local groups in New Jersey to carry out Trap-Neuter-Return at Bayside State Prison. Late last year, we helped save a colony of cats living at the prison and helped protect its long-standing TNR program. On March 12, low-risk inmates and guards humanely trapped the cats, and Alley Cat Allies staff brought them to a mobile clinic where they were neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped before being returned to their outdoor homes. Learn more about this TNR success story »

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Katherine Heigl Shows Her Support for Alley Cat Allies


Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl, of Grey's Anatomy fame, posted about Alley Cat Allies on her Twitter and Facebook pages this week! “A big shout out to my friends at Alley Cat Allies for all they do for community cats,” she wrote. “All cats deserve love.” We agree, of course, and we’re thrilled to have Heigl as a friend and fellow advocate. Heigl has always loved animals and started a foundation in 2008 with her mother that works to save animals in shelters. The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation also gave us a shout out! Get in on the love fest. Like and comment on Heigl’s Facebook post »

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Quick Links

Leaping Kitten

Alley Cat Allies is hiring. We’re looking for dedicated, passionate individuals to join our staff. Apply today!

Kitten season is here. Learn how to help kittens in your community in our next webinar “Help! I found a kitten!” on Friday, April 18, at 1 p.m. EST.

Make your cat a star! Submit your cat photos by April 18 and your feline friend could be featured in our 2014-2015 calendar.  

When to Spay? Early! Cats can be spayed/neutered as early as eight weeks. Discover the benefits of early-age spay/neuter.

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