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02.23.04

Partners in Caring

College Station, TX, February 20, 2004- Dr. Margaret Slater, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Public Health has been awarded a "Partners in Caring" grant with The Brazos Feral Cat Allies (BFCA).  They are working with the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, to provide additional veterinary medical care for homeless cats in the Brazos Valley.  The grant will provide CVM students with the opportunity to spay/neuter, vaccinate and microchip feral cats on scheduled surgery days.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has awarded BFCA a "Partners in Caring" grant to help fund their Trap, Neuter and Return Feral Cat Program in the Bryan-College Station area. This grant will be used to support BFCA's efforts to spay/neuter, ear-tip, vaccinate and microchip feral cats in our area.

"The 'Partners in Caring' grant program is one way that we support worthy organizations and initiatives," says ASPCA President Ed Sayres.  The ASPCA views its grant recipients as their true Partners in Caring.  This honor is a mark of their support of the sponsored program.

BFCA is a 502c3 non-profit tax-exempt organization that works with cat caretakers in the area.  Donations can be sent to:  BFCA, PO Box 10738, College Station, TX 77842.  For more information visit their website at www.catfriends.org .

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



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