We are no longer accepting applications for the National Feral Cat Day® Awards Program. Thank you for applying!
Feral Cat Day Awards Program. Thank you for applying!
To give all shelters that are interested and meet the awards program requirements the opportunity to apply, we’ve extended the deadline to midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Learn more about the program and see if your shelter is qualified: nationalferalcatday.org/awards/
You’ve probably heard about shelters that are altering their policies and programs to save more cats’ lives. Would you like to advance the programs in your shelter? If so, this is your chance to be considered for funding and expert help.
This year, our National Feral Cat Day® Challenge focuses on partnering with shelters to take strides to protect even more cats. And our National Feral Cat Day® Awards Program will support five shelters that commit to an official Feral Cat Protection Policy (FCPP), which means that they stop impounding feral cats, and support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). There are many “blueprints” for saving cats’ lives, but the Feral Cat Protection Policy is the number one lifesaving program for cats. When shelters stop impounding feral cats, cat intake decreases, community buy-in increases, and lives are protected. Instead of impounding feral cats, also known as community cats, shelters can re-route them to TNR programs where they are neutered and returned to their colony.
You’re just a few steps away from being considered for the resources to make lifesaving programs for your community’s cats a reality. Alley Cat Allies is thrilled to launch this new initiative to work directly with shelters to help them implement humane policies for cats.
Fill out this form if you want your shelter to be considered—only five will be selected. We’ve extended the deadline to Wednesday, Sept. 25. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-340-CATS (2287) with any questions.
Shelters chosen to participate will receive:
Award recipients will be selected by a committee and notified on a case-by-case basis as funding is awarded.
Your application should include the following elements (For more information, please refer to our Transforming Shelters to Save More Cats toolkit.
We expect to receive many applications; therefore, the quality and details of your proposed plan will be critical. Please be as specific as possible.