When you encounter a homeless, stray or “feral” (un-socialized) cat, know that cat’s got a devoted friend. Since 2000, nonprofit Stray Cat Alliance (SCA) has facilitated spaying or neutering of 4,000 free-roaming cats annually in Los Angeles County.
In ten years, some 70,000 cats have received support from SCA’s telephone hotline and six humane trap depots located countywide. Compassionate volunteers currently care for more than 1,000 stray cats in 45 managed groups or “colonies.” Without a sanctuary, these volunteers also foster currently for over 350 tame and some feral cats rescued throughout Southern California.
SCA’s annual gala, “Evening at the Stray Cat Club,” helps assure program continuity and unites local cat lovers. At an elegant, private Beverly Hills Estate, the new General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services, Brenda Barnette, will present SCA honors to her department’s Small Animal Rescue Team (SmART). L. A. City Councilman Paul Koretz and Jennifer Conrad, D.V.M. will recognize esteemed UCLA pro-animal law professor Taimie Bryant. “All My Children’s” Ricky Paull Goldin is also attending.
Supporters celebrate SCA’s pro-cat interventions:
- Countering the lawsuit Wildlands v. Los Angeles: SCA stands alone among cat rescue groups, having filed a motion to intervene in the appeal to save street cats.
- Working with Beverly Hills City Council to create a landmark pro-Trap/Neuter/Return ordinance
- Negotiating successfully with Los Angeles County to save the Rancho Los Amigos Cats.