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May 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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Stand Up to Animal Cruelty

Stand Up to Animal Cruelty

Twenty-five cats were found brutally killed, many in plastic bags hanging from a tree, in Yonkers, New York late last month. Alley Cat Allies has been working with local groups and individuals to build a coalition designed to encourage the ongoing cruelty investigation, as well as develop new and expanded programs for cats in the community. We are holding a Town Hall meeting Thursday, May 15, that is open to the public, to share updates on the investigation. City Council members are scheduled to speak, as well as representatives from the Mayor’s office, District Attorney’s office and the County Commissioner’s office. Learn more about our work in Yonkers, New York.

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UTC Aerospace Systems to Implement TNR Pilot Program

UTC Aerospace Systems TNR Pilot Program

UTC Aerospace Systems, a company with over 40,000 employees and campuses all over the world, recently awarded their Riverside campus with their 2014 Green Initiative Mini-Grant Award, providing them $2000 to develop and foster a Trap-Neuter-Return pilot program. TNR has been carried out by a dedicated employee, and UTAS wants to support the pilot and consider expanding the program to all of their corporate campuses. Alley Cat Allies will provide them with strategies and best practices. Click here to read the full story.

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Recognizing Good Cops who Serve and Protect Cats

Recognizing Good Cops who Protect Cats

Many media stories involving police officers and animals are bad news, unfortunately. For example, in January an officer in Bloomfield, Nebraska shot and killed a beloved pet cat named Larry. But there are plenty of cops who take saving animals and animal protection very seriously. Alley Cat Allies is taking a moment to recognize and thank those officers who, whether on-duty or off-duty, are too often unsung heroes in the movement to protect and improve the lives of cats. In our recent Care2 article, we profiled four police officers who all have remarkable stories of going above and beyond the duties of their jobs to protect the lives of animals in their communities. Click here to learn how these good cops became heroes for cats.

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Adoptable Cats: Meet Shadoebear!

Adoptable Cats - Shadoebear

Meet Shadoebear, a 5-year-old boy with beautiful black fur and golden eyes. Shadoebear is a wonderful gentleman with impeccable manners. He has a regal bearing and loves to sit up high and survey his “kingdom,” and he’s a sweet prince! Shadoebear gets along well with other cats and he loves people. He enjoys firm ear scratches and will boop your forehead when you pet him to show how much he loves you. Are you ready to be Shadoebear’s loyal subject? See Shadoebear’s full profile and other adoptable cats.

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The Cat-alyst Society: Agents for Change

Join the Cat-alyst Society

We invite you to join a group of dedicated, compassionate supporters of Alley Cat Allies: The Cat-alyst Society. These are men and women and families who donate to Alley Cat Allies each month, ensuring that we have the resources we need to improve the shelter system and make lifesaving programs like Trap-Neuter-Return the accepted practice in communities across the country. In addition, by joining the Cat-alyst Society, you can be sure that more of your donation goes to helping save the lives of cats and reforming shelters, and not to processing fees. Be a catalyst for change and join the Cat-alyst Society today!

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Quick Links

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

Join our Cat Advocacy 101 webinar! Join our Cat Advocacy 101 webinar! Find out how you can help change laws that hurt cats by advocating effectively. The next session is May 21 at 1PM EST. Register today!

Spaying/neutering is good for cats and communities. Our spay/neuter fact sheet shows why it’s an essential tool for caregivers. Check it out and share it with your friends!

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