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Shenandoah Valley cats unchained thanks to Alley Cat Allies and partners

Posted by SusanStokes on January 16, 2016

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Once again they have come to the rescue of feral cats, this time, Roger, Sassy May, Lilly, Frady Cat, Gizmo and Tinker.

In October 2015, these six cats generated quite the social media buzz, as they were discovered chained to wooden boxes at their Shenandoah Valley home. Alley Cat Allies worked with the Richmond Animal League, Voices for Animals, Best Friends Animal Society, local mayor Wayne Printz and Purr...fect Fence to obtain and install a large outdoor fence enclosure for the cats.

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Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, had this to say in their recent press release:

“This is a much better living situation for these cats, and we appreciate that the owners are now providing them with both freedom and safety. In this era of humane cat care and best practices, easy-to-install cat fences are becoming commonplace. There is no reason to chain any animal.”

The six cats are now free to play, run and rest outside while protected by the enclosure, which has a pivoting arched top to ensure the cats won’t escape. Watch them play here!

So happy for these cats!

Susan, Taurus and Gemini



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