I was recently introduced to the folks at Stray Cat Alliance, an outstanding cat advocacy organization in Los Angeles County, California and I’m excited to share their work with you, along with this special fundraiser. Stray Cat Alliance is working toward a no-kill nation by educating and empowering the community to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy and valued, and they’re truly making a difference.
Founded more than a decade ago, Stray Cat Alliance has assisted over 75,000 free-roaming (stray) cats through its various programs. During the past decade, the organization has adopted out over 1,000 rescued cats and kittens to forever, loving homes. Now Stray Cat Alliance’s experienced and dedicated volunteer base cares for approximately 1,000+ free-roaming cats in 45 managed colonies and provides foster homes for at least 300 tame felines rescued annually throughout Southern California. Stray Cat Alliance provides free Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) resources at its six Trap Depots throughout the county, including lending traps and providing instruction on how to care for cats during the holding and sterilization process. To date, over 10,000 traps have been lent to a community striving to deal with the overwhelming problem of mass breeding of cats in their neighborhoods. Ultimately, thousands of animals have been saved from homelessness or death in Los Angeles County municipal shelters.
The services provided by Stray Cat Alliance include its foster network, adoptions, spay/neuter surgery support at veterinary and mobile clinics and through referrals and free vouchers. The Stray Cat Alliance Hotline is integral to the humane education of the community, answering over 4,000 requests annually on how to deal with cat issues. And, every call for help is answered.
“I Spayed LA” Program
Stray Cat Alliance’s groundbreaking “I Spayed LA” in South Los Angeles is a comprehensive spay/neuter program for community cats living in this targeted, extremely low-income urban area, zip code 90037, with little to no sterilization services. The goal is to reduce shelter impact in South L. A. by 30% to 40% over two years. Check out this video on the Stray Cat Alliance website to see the “I Spayed LA” team in action and learn more about this ambitious program.
Support Stray Cat Alliance and Enter to Win a $150 Shopping Spree at HJ Mews!
Stray Cat Alliance needs your support to continue their excellent work helping improve the lives of so many cats! To help them out, we’ve created a special fundraiser with the assistance of the fabulous folks at HJMews.com, your online source for only the finest furnishings, treats, and toys for discerning felines. HJ Mews has generously donated a $150 shopping spree, good toward anything available on their site. Head on over to HJMews.com and check out the possibilities!
To enter this giveaway, please visit the special fundraising page we created at GiveForward.com and make a donation to help support Stray Cat Alliance. Everyone who makes a donation of any amount will be entered into a drawing to win the $150 shopping spree at HJMews.com. This fundraiser will run through September 23, 2011 and the winner will be chosen and announced on September 24, 2011.