- How we help
Cats need your help! You may have read that the City of Los Angeles is considering a new proposal to implement a Citywide Cat Program that would provide funding and support to community groups that engage in spay/neuter, trap/neuter/return (TNR), education about community cats, and outreach programs for cats.
The final decision to approve the program or not, is pending an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is in process now, and includes an opportunity for public comment. There are some powerful and well-funded groups that are opposed to the implementation of this type of cat program which is why we need your voice to be heard in support of the "Cat Program".
Please take a few moments to email the City of Los Angeles telling them that you support the 2017 Citywide Cat Program.
We Need Your Voice! || LA Citywide Cat Program
Christi Metropole, Founder and Executive Director of Stray Cat Alliance
When Christi Metropole encountered a stray and needy kitten in 1999, she was appalled to learn that little to no resources existed to help her, her cat, and thousands like them. As a result, she founded Stray Cat Alliance and soon, feral and free-roaming cats had found a formidable ally. Under Christi’s unwavering leadership, hundreds of volunteers and scores of donors have since united to provide education, human power and skills to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) thousands of cats who need help. Under her astute direction, Stray Cat Alliance’s dedicated network helps ensure a safer, healthier quality of life for feral, stray, homeless or community cats—often misunderstood and targeted—that wouldn’t otherwise survive and flourish.Christi is acknowledged as the influential and candid voice for those cats. She is the “go to” source on the subject, whose opinion is sought by other humane proponents needing sound advice. She is frequently requested as a speaker on critical issues related to cat care and protection, laws regarding humane treatment and human health-related concerns. Her experience as a teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District and as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty Brentwood has honed integral skills that help strategically steer the course and further development of Stray Cat Alliance.
Tammy Benesch, Adoption Coordinator
Avarie Shevin, Director of Operations
Missy Woodward, Director of Development
Anna Wong, Director of Long Beach Return-To-Field
Stephanie Medrano, Director of I Spayed LA
Aaron Leider, Treasurer
Yvonne LeGrice, Chair
Christi Metropole, President & SCA Executive Director
Jon Pelletier, Secretary
Angie Rubin, Member
Katherine Ruffner, MD, Member
Ava Sadripour, Member