Revolution Relay: Passing the Baton

February 2015 by Becky Robinson

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 37 minutes

Becky Robinson is President and Founder of Alley Cat Allies, an organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of our nation’s cats. As the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, Ms. Robinson reflects on the past quarter of a century. Where we were, what we have accomplished and what is yet to be achieved by the next generation! Come celebrate the rescued animals and advocacy accomplishments of the past while we also set our sights on the future. This is a recording of the keynote presentation at American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.

About Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson is President and Founder of Alley Cat Allies. Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with more than half a million supporters, Alley Cat Allies is the nation’s only advocacy organization and recognized authority on cats. Alley Cat Allies leads the movement to protect and improve the lives of all domestic cats. Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is leading a national change in how communities and institutions view and treat cats.

Since Robinson spread the practice of TNR in the U.S. 25 years ago, two states—Illinois
and Utah—and the District of Columbia have adopted TNR-friendly laws, and more than 450 local governments have ordinances regarding TNR. Working directly with volunteers, Alley Cat Allies has helped humanely reduce the size of cat colonies through TNR. Alley Cat Allies developed best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for feral cats  in the U.S. that are still in place today. Robinson also launched three spay/neuter clinics in the Washington, D.C., area that serve as models for feral cat veterinary care.

Robinson holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas
City and a B.A. in Social Work from Bethany College. She lives with her husband and felines in Arlington, Va., where they care for community cats in their neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

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