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October 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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One Week Until the Big Day—National Feral Cat Day® is October 16

National Feral Cat Day® is just a week away! How are you celebrating? Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, is celebrating by lending his support for Trap-Neuter-Return and National Feral Cat Day® in a new PSA he filmed for Alley Cat Allies. There are so many ways to celebrate—you can attend an event, educate others about feral cats, wear your National Feral Cat Day® t-shirt, or provide hands-on help to cats! Get more ideas for how to celebrate or register your own event!

Interested in volunteering at a National Feral Cat Day® event? Many organizations have asked for help with their events. Please email and include your city and state to receive a list of those events near you!

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Our National Conference Schedule is Up!
Alley Cat Allies National Conference

We’re excited to share with you the full schedule for our Architects of Change for Cats National Conference, which will take place November 8 - 10 in Arlington, Va. The conference will be led by national leaders in the movement to make communities safe places for cats, including everyone from veterinarians and shelter directors to activists and Trap-Neuter-Return pros. Whether you’re a feral cat caregiver, a cat lover, or anyone who wants to improve the world for cats, our speakers are ready to empower you with the tools you need to improve the lives of cats in your community. If you're attending, be sure to reserve your hotel room by October 16 to guarantee that you receive our special conference rate.

See our full conference schedule and register today!

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Alley Cat Allies Sends Aid to Colorado in Wake of Flood

The recent flood in Colorado displaced many feral cats and kittens. Alley Cat Allies is providing financial assistance to local cat rescue groups, including funding for medical care, spay/neuter surgeries, food, and supplies for rebuilding destroyed feeding stations and shelters. We also sent the groups two dozen traps, which will not only serve the displaced cats, but will also enable the groups to continue Trap-Neuter Return well into the future. In addition to financial assistance, we’ve helped some of the local groups coordinate their rescue efforts to help save even more cats’ lives.

Are you or someone you know in the flood area? Find out how you can help cats.

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Sign the Petition: Tell Local Authorities to Take Animal Cruelty Seriously!
Justice for MommaCat

On August 25 in Walton County, Fla., a man shot and killed MommaCat right in front of her caregivers. Despite a clear case of animal cruelty and pressure from Alley Cat Allies and thousands of citizens, the Walton County Sheriff’s Department declined to charge the shooter. Similar cases are happening all over the country. We can't remain silent when the killing of cats is ignored.

Tell local authorities to prosecute animal cruelty to the fullest extent of the law.

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Adoptable Cat: Meet Madonna

Just like a prayer, Madonna came to us from a colony at a church. She was injured when a caregiver found her and the veterinarian recommended rest and relaxation for our little Madonna. She’s had her follow up and the veterinarian declared her ready for her forever home! You’ll notice she has an eartip, signaling her former feral cat colony pride! But she is a young kitty and is very sociable and sweet. Madonna loves other cats and also loves to put her nose on your nose and then rub her cheek along yours. If you’re looking to give an affectionate and gregarious kitten a forever home, Madonna is the one for you!

See more pictures of Madonna and find out how to adopt her!

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Seaside Heights Cats Safe After Devastating Boardwalk Fire

On September 12, a fast-moving fire broke out on the boardwalk in Seaside Parks, N.J., destroying much of that boardwalk, as well as much of the neighboring Seaside Heights boardwalk. Just a few days before this tragedy, Alley Cat Allies partnered with Seaside Heights Animal Welfare Group (SSHAWG) to institute a Trap-Neuter-Return program for the cats at the boardwalk. All the cats in the Seaside Heights colony have been accounted for and are now safe, which goes to show that feral cats are resourceful and safe outdoors. 

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Quick Notes
Leaping Kitten

Attend our “Helping Cats in Your Community” webinar for National Feral Cat Day® on October 16. You could even win a free National Feral Cat Day® t-shirt if your question is answered during the Q&A!
Register now.

Hisses and Purrs. Find out who deserves to be celebrated—and who deserves to be scorned.

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