ACAT awarded ASPCA grant for Rallye Fund

Rallyenameart2ACAT can help more kitties in critical need, thanks to a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Alaska Cat Adoption Team (ACAT) received a grant of $2,500 through the Lil Bub’s Big Fund for ASPCA in early November. Lib Bub is a famous Internet feline meme.

ASPCA awarded the grant for ACAT’s Rallye Fund, which helps pay for medical care for Alaska kittens and cats (less than 7 years old) that need urgent and specialized vital care because of an accident, illness or birth defect, like an East Anchorage kitten who recently needed his leg amputated.

“This ASPCA grant will allow us to help even more families with emergency medical costs,” said ACAT president Linda von Bose. “They are often faced with the decision to euthanize because they can’t afford to treat their beloved feline family member. That choice is difficult due to the high cost of veterinary medical care. We are grateful that this doubles our Rallye Fund, expanding the number of families that will be able to keep their special-needs kitties.”

ACAT is an all-volunteer, non-profit cat rescue organization begun in 2010. Its mission includes rescue, spay/neuter, microchip, fostering, education and adoption.

The Rallye Fund is named for the first kitten for which ACAT provided emergency medical care. The fund is supported by local donations, including Alaska PFD “Pick, Click Give” monies. The ACAT board dedicated about half of its “Pick, Click, Give” earnings to date for 2016 to the Rallye Fund at its last board meeting.

Medical services fully or partially funded by the Rallye Fund have included feline issues such as amputations, dislocated hips, broken bones, stomatitis, blocked colons and urinary tracts, pyometra and birthing complications, abscesses and internal infections.

To donate to the Rallye Fund, visit our Rallye Fund page or contact ACAT at 907-982-2228.