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Monday, February 28, 2011

Adoption Update

Three cats/kittens were adopted over the weekend.  Congratulations to Sherbet, Cletus Hogg, and Love Muffin. 

We really hope this works out for Love Muffin as he was adopted and returned once before.  Not because of anything he did wrong, but it was not the right adoptive home for him. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Great National Spay Day

This was the second year that Alley Cats and Angels and Paw Prints Animal Rescue partnered together to provide a free spay day on National Spay Day for cats in need.  A total of 31 cats were spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  Almost half were female, but all of the females were either in heat or pregnant, so lots of fluids were given after surgery.  Many unwanted litters were prevented with this spay day.

Alley Cats and Angels also gave away seven cat carriers to spay day participants.

We would once again like to thank Dr. Barbara Farmer with Greystone Animal Hospital in Raleigh for hosting our spay day.

Alley Cats and Angels' next spay day is the "Beat the Heat" Spay Day on March 14th.  Starting then, we will start using tattoo ink to identify spay scars.  According to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, it is a safe and effective way permanently identify the cat as being spayed.  Sometimes surgical incisions heal so well that it is not evident that surger was ever performed.  The tattoo will be a permanent indication that the cat has been spayed (or neutered).

Below are just a few pictures from the 2/22/2011 Spay Day

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wish List Item: Cat Carriers

We are always in need of cat carriers to be used for our spay days and then given to spay day participants who don't have safe cat carriers.  We've had cats brought to spay days in rubbermaid containers with holes cut in them for breathing and in carriers held together by tape. 

We need additional carriers so we can have them for cats coming to our next spay days. 

Carriers do not have to be new, just in usable condition.  We prefer hard sided carriers so the cats can recover in the carriers - recovery in a soft sided carrier is not optimal.

If you have any extra carriers and are in the Triangle, NC area, please email  Thank you.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Upcoming Spay Days

Our free national spay day ( February 22) is booked, but we do have more spay days coming up:

Monday, March 14th - Beat the Heat Spay Day!  Get the cats spayed now, so they don't go into heat and have kittens later.  We have alloted 15 slots for pet/friendly cats and 15 slots for feral cats. 

Thursdsay, May 5th - Cinco de Spayo! We are taking appointmetns for up to 30 cats for this day.  Friendly, feral, doesn't matter. 

The 3/14 and 5/5 spay days are low-cost spay days ($10, $5 spay days) for qualified households.  Qualified households include low income, and households receiving government assistance.  Applications for spay/neuter assistance is required.  The assistance request form is located on our website:

Good adoption weekend

Well, after several slow weekends (one cat adopted each weekend), we had a great adoption Saturday.  The following five cats/kittens were adopted Saturday:
  • The entire "Thanksgiving" litter of kittens (taken in the day before Thanksgiving): Clementine, Marmalade, Mandarin, and Mango (all four were orange classic marble tabby kittens)
  • Edward Cullen

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Introducing Alley Cats and Angels' Lonely Hearts Club

Like many rescues, we have some cats that have been with us for a while.  Some of them are shy, some don't "show well" at adoption events.  And although they haven't been adopted yet, they are absolutely fantatstic kitties.

So we are launching our Lonely Hearts Club adoption promotion.  This is not just for the month of February, this is year round.  We have reduced adoption fees to help find members of our Lonely Hearts Club their much deserved forever homes.

Some members of our Lonely Hearts Club include: Fred, Wilma, Betty, Pachino, Preston, Dominick, Valentine, Leesha, and Lola. 

A huge thank you to Shane Manier of Emerge Design for donating time to design our Lonely Hearts Club poster.

The Triangle has lost a shining star

This may not be the appropriate forum, but we found out today that the Triangle has lost a wonderful cat champion.  Katie Taylor was a high school senior whose senior project was on feral cats.  Her smile and laugh were contagious and guaranteed to put you in a good mood.

Katie's devotion and love of cats (friendly and feral) was evident to everyone who knew her.  Katie volunteered with Operation Catnip and helped Alley Cats and Angels on some of our trapping projects, including the prison project.  She also loved big cats and volunteered with Carolina Tiger Rescue. 

Katie, we will miss you.  Thank you for being such a champion for the cats.  We are all better people for having known you.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meet the Warren County Three

These three sweethearts were pulled from a high-kill shelter.  They are older kittens (the girls are about 6 months old and Sherbet is about 8 months old) but they are all fantastic kitties!  Along with being quite good looking (Karma is just as adorable as her picture but Kismet and Sherbet are much prettier and more handsome than their pictures!), they are all very playful, loving, and super sweet.  A great addition to any house.  They'll be at the February 12th adoption event. 

Kismet is a gorgerous tabby/torbie.  Too bad she won't sit still long enough for us to photograph her markings and show her true beauty!!

Karma has a very mischievous look on her face in this picture.  She's just as adorable in real life.

 This boy is a real lovebug - has loves to sit on your lap. 

Meet Feral Cheryl

Feral Cheryl is a TNR mascot and TNR workshop demo sock cat created by a very talented local artist, Elizabeth Ruffing (  She comes complete with claws, a cropped left ear, and a tatoo -- because this girl has been around the block!  Feral Cheryl will make her first appearance at the February 7th TNR Workshop.