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2013-01-30 12:20:56

Calls study sensational, distorted science that relies on old or discredited research BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, responded to a biased study on cats and wildlife published in the journal Nature, which it called a veiled promotion by bird advocates to ramp up the mass killing of outdoor cats. "This study is part of a continuing propaganda...

2013-01-08 12:25:39

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Oklahoma's leading employers are saying the need for major reform of the state's broken workers' compensation system has reached a critical point and should be a top priority for the Legislature when it convenes in 2013. "The evidence is overwhelming that something must be done. A system that was designed to protect employees has been transformed into an entitlement program for special interests that benefit by fueling...

2012-07-12 06:23:19

Urges Commission not to waste tax dollars on failed method at Heber Springs BETHESDA, Md., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today condemned a plan by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to trap and remove cats at Barnett Access in Heber Springs, Ark. Last week, the Game and Fish Commission declined offers by Alley Cat Allies to coordinate a Trap-Neuter-Return...

2012-07-11 10:23:15

BETHESDA, Md., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today refuted media headlines implying a deadly link between cat ownership and toxoplasmosis. The organization cited statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which show that cats are rarely the source of toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, and that people are unlikely...

2012-06-29 14:20:41

Hotline available for residents who need help with outdoor cats BETHESDA, Md., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today offered assistance to residents of Colorado Springs, Colo. and surrounding regions who are affected by the wildfires responsible for destroying homes and separating families from their communities, including many residents who care for outdoor...

2012-06-04 14:22:46

Lawmakers vote in favor of Trap-Neuter-Return, overturning ordinances that kill cats BETHESDA, Md., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today applauded County Commissioners in Wake County, N.C. for their vote in support of an ordinance that protects the lives of cats and reverses policies that send cats to their deaths in pounds and shelters. "We thank the...

2012-05-30 10:24:13

"Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act" would save lives of countless shelter animals BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today called on lawmakers on the New York State Assembly's Agriculture Committee to support Assembly Bill 7312, the New York Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act (CAARA), when the bill is offered at a committee hearing on...

2012-05-29 14:21:10

Urges officials to control the source of the disease, fleas, by helping residents treat pets BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today urged public health workers in Santa Ana, Calif., to stop trapping and killing cats in a misguided effort to eradicate flea-born typhus. "This trapping ignores the basic scientific fact that typhus is not spread by...

2012-04-05 10:23:22

Eyewitnesses say cats left uncovered in traps for hours in hot sun; injuries reported BETHESDA, Md., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today condemned the Loews Royal Pacific, Loews Portofino, and Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resorts in Orlando, Fla., after eyewitnesses reported cruel treatment by a trapping company hired to remove a longtime colony of...

2012-03-29 10:24:09

Cats face death at animal control; decision called "hypocritical and heartless" BETHESDA, Md., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today reacted to a decision by the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel & Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla. to trap and remove a colony of cats who have lived at the property for years as part of a successful Trap-Neuter-Return...