Thanks to your support, we’ve been busy this month protecting cats around the country. Here are just a few of our current projects and topics of interest:
Hearing Held on Kristen Lindsey’s Veterinary License
|Kristen Lindsey—the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow and bragged about it on Facebook—fought to keep her veterinary license in a two-day hearing on April 25 and 26 before the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Alley Cat Allies was present, and we reported from the scene on each day’s important proceedings. Witnesses for each side, and Lindsey herself, testified about the cat victim, Lindsey’s professional character, and her right to continue practicing. Closing statements are due June 10 and a decision is expected in the Fall. Read the day by day recounts of the Kristen Lindsey hearing.|
From the Field in Harford County, Maryland
|The Humane Society of Harford County is making great strides to protect cats! Alley Cat Allies helped shelter staff implement a Shelter-Neuter-Return program that is keeping community cats out of the shelter and saving their lives. Our Campaigns Manager, Kayla Christiano, along with Program Manager: Animal Control and Shelter Liaison, Alice Burton traveled to Harford County in April to tour the Humane Society’s brand new facility and check in on their program. Over 30 cats have already been saved since late December. Plans are underway to have a workshop for shelter staff. Read more about the Harford County Humane Society visit.|
From the Field in Mesquite, Texas
|We’re working hard to help Mesquite, Texas save more cats. In April, our Campaigns Manager Kayla Christiano and Staff Attorney Molly Armus traveled to Mesquite to teach shelter staff and community members how to protect cats. They visited the Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to advise staff on humane policies for cats, and hold a workshop to prepare them for the community’s common concerns. They also held a workshop for local residents to show them what they can do to help their community cats. Read more about Kayla and Molly’s adventures in Mesquite.|
The Life of a Kitten Ain’t Easy
|From hilarious cat videos to the newest movie star Keanu, we celebrate kittens every day in our pop culture. But are we doing enough to protect those kittens when their births peak in the spring and summer? The truth is animal shelters can’t keep up with the extra care that young kittens need, so most kittens are, sadly, killed. Fortunately, there are policies and programs that can help save lives. Learn how you and your local shelter can save kittens.|
Adoptable Cat: CatCat
|CatCat is a playful and affectionate one-year-old boy. A family came home one day to find that he had snuck in through their doggie door and fallen asleep on their bed. Now he’s ready to find a home he can really call his own. CatCat loves chasing toys and watching the birds. He can even coo like a pigeon! If you’re looking for an independent but sweet cat who loves to be petted, CatCat is the one for you. Find out how you can adopt CatCat today.|
We’ll be at the HSUS Animal Care Expo in Las Vegas. Come out on May 11—14 for the largest animal care education conference. Learn more about the conference.
Don’t miss the Helping Cats in Your Community Webinar on May 18. Learn what you can do to save cats’ lives. Register for the webinar.
Come do some Spring cleaning for the Boardwalk Cats! The Atlantic City Boardwalk Cleanup is on May 21. Volunteer to help the cats get ready for the warm weather.