Humane Society invites community to bowling night
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is inviting cat lovers and bowling fans alike to Maple Hall Lanes from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, for its Alley Cats Bowling Fundraiser.
Money raised will go toward renovations of the cat housing and adoption area at the society’s center on Kingston Pike in Bearden. Nine lanes will be open at the downtown bowling alley for the event, and the venue’s full menu of food and drinks will be available.
Katie Crossen, HSTV’s communications and grants coordinator, said in a release that the money raised will help provide a safe place for the shelter’s rescues.
“We hope these renovations will allow us to rescue and care for more cats while providing a safe and calm living environment that encourages our cats to play, sleep and relax as they would at home,” Crossen said. “Ultimately, we want to save more lives. Providing a low-stress, friendly environment for our cats and adopters is key to doing so.”
HSTV is a regional no-kill shelter and receives hundreds of cats and kittens every year from partner shelters around the area. According to the release, kittens can start reproducing at four months old and a single female cat has the potential to have multiple litters of kittens in one year. Crossen cited that as part of the need for the adoption centers and spay/neuter services that the society offers.
“This is why adoption and spay/neuter is key to ending pet homelessness and the euthanasia of adoptable animals,” she said.
HSTV does not receive state or federal funding and works in more than 20 counties to help rescue and rehome dogs and cats. The society also offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic to help reduce the area’s stray pet population.
More information about the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and its Alley Cats Bowling fundraiser is available online at HumaneSocietyTennessee.com or by calling 865-573-9675.