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02.01.02

ASPCA Awards Grant in Support of Brazos Feral Cat Allies To Texas Agricultural Experiment Station/College of Veterinary Medicine

College Station, Texas - In support of the Brazos Feral Cat Allies (BFCA), the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES) and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University have been awarded a Partners in Caring grant by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital works with the BFCA to provide spay/neuter services. The ASPCA's grant monies will allow the BFCA to increase the number of animals they are able to spay/neuter, which is an ongoing effort to reduce the number of feral cats in the community. National Shelter Outreach Partners in Caring grants are given to animal protection and humane sheltering organizations.

"The ASPCA is committed to finding innovative ways to help shelters and rescue groups across the country," says ASPCA President Dr. Larry Hawk. "The Partners in Caring grant program is one way that we can support worthy organizations and initiatives." The ASPCA awards its Partners in Caring grants to humane organizations that offer programs in animal sheltering, humane education, greyhound rescue and equine rescue. The ASPCA views its grant recipients as their true Partners in Caring. This honor is a mark of their support of the sponsored programs.

The Brazos Feral Cat Allies is an organization that promotes the trap, neuter and return approach to managing the feral/wild cat population in the Bryan/College Stationcommunity. The group will assist residents in humanely trapping wild cats living in colonies, spaying or neutering, vaccinating the cats and returning them to their colony for the caretaker to monitor.

Persons interested in Brazos Feral Cat Allies may visit www.catfriends.org, call at 979-862-2237, write to P.O. Box 10738, College Station, TX 77842 or email BFCA at info@catfriends.org.

For advice on caring for a companion animal, or if you are interested in pet adoption, please call the Brazos Valley Animal Shelter at 979-775-5755, or visit at 2207 Finfeather Road, Bryan, TX. You may also visit the Brazos Valley Animal Shelter web site at http://www.brazosanimalshelter.org/.

Contact Information:
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718



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