Waterloo Alley Cat Project corrections to Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project update

"Freeway," road rescue kitty by Waterloo Alley Cat Project.

Dear Editor,

I just read the story Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project Update by Ginger Hannah in Volume 2, Issue 12 of the Collinwood Observer and feel that a serious clarification needs to made due to false statements and implications made by Ms. Hannah.

A totally separate group known as The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is, and has been since 2009, dedicated to the humane trap-neuter/spay-release (TNR) method that is helping to reduce the stray cat overpopulation in North Collinwood.

Ms. Hannah used statistics in her story directly derived from the work performed by The Waterloo Alley Cat Project which she does not contribute to in any way; voluntarily or monetarily. Ms. Hannah states in her article that, “In North Collinwood, we TNR 68 cats...” When in fact, this work was done solely by WACP using their own money. WACP deserves to receive the recognition, particularly considering their seriously underfunded struggle that is improving the quality of life in North Collinwood’s Waterloo Road art and business district. 

Thank you for your kind consideration of the facts. Ms. Hannah’s efforts in the Euclid Beach area are greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made to Northeast Shores Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which acts as fiscal agent for Waterloo Alley Cat Project.  Please write WACP on the memo line of your check and mail to: 317 East 156th St., Cleveland 44110.

Visit facebook/Waterloo Alley Cat Project for more information about the project and the upcoming fundraiser: basket raffle and concert at the Beachland Tavern on February 11th.


Waterloo Alley Cat Project

Monica Doyle is a Waterloo Alley Cat Project volunteer.

Monica Doyle

Waterloo Alley Cat Project volunteer

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