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ACAT awarded ASPCA grant for Rallye FundACAT 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.
ACAT’s new website works on mobile devicesThanks to a generous benefactor, ACAT has a newly designed website that also works well on mobile devices. One of the chief complaints of ACAT's old website was it displayed poorly on mobile phones and tablets. ACAT's board discussed applying for grants to fund a website redesign, but that would take time. One of ACAT's generous donors stepped up and offered to pay the cost of having the site redone. Shelly Murphy, an Alaskan doing business as Cherryland Online Design, redesigned and updated the website, with an emphasis on ease of browsing, visual appeal, and easy maintenance and updates, which are done by an ACAT volunteer. We hope the result is an eye-catching, very functional site, whether you are viewing the website on your computer or handheld device. We'd love to hear your comments.
Adoption EventIs it time to add some feline love to your life? Check the Calendar to see which weekends we will have kittens and cats at Pet Zoo in Eagle River or Wasilla, or altered teens and adults at Tikahatnu Pet Smart in North Anchorage or Dimond Pet Smart in South Anchorage. See kitty profiles on this website, and call 982-2228 for the latest word on our adoptables.