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Midwest Community Cat Alliance, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have received a $2000 grant from the Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter Board of the Missouri Department of Agriculture!

This grant will be used to spay and neuter community cats through our Operation Better Mousetrap Program, as well as funding traditional Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

Missouri’s Pet Spay and Neuter Program is funded through the sales of “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates  through the Missouri Department of Revenue.  Each sale of this license plate generates $20 for this fund.  You may find more information at this link.

We are honored to be chosen to receive this grant and look forward to continuing to better the lives of community cats, and the communities in which they live.  Thank you to the Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter Board for selecting MCCA!

Bonne Terre Jar Thief Caught

Alley Cat Allies Comes to Jefferson to Establish Lifesaving Replacement of Cat-Shooting Policy

Just a few days after the city of Jefferson agreed to the urging of Alley Cat Allies and local partners to halt its policy of shooting community cats, Alley Cat Allies will be in Jefferson on Thursday, April 19 for discussions with city leaders and community volunteers about taking the next step—establishing a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in the city.

Source: Alley Cat Allies Comes to Jefferson to Establish Lifesaving Replacement of Cat-Shooting Policy

Thank you!

Posted by Midwest Community Cat Alliance, Inc. on Thursday, May 3, 2018

The wife, stepson charged in murder of KKK imperial wizard

The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader who was found dead over the weekend were charged with murder Monday, according to authorities.

Malissa Ancona, 44, and her son Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., 24, were both charged with murder in the first degree, tampering with evidence and abandoning a corpse, the Park Hills Daily Journal reported.

Ancona’s husband, Frank Ancona, 51, was found dead on Saturday on a river bank near Belgrade, Mo., Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said in a Facebook post.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/13/kkk-imperial-wizard-found-shot-dead-mo-river-bank/97842832/

HOUSE SPRINGS (KMOV.com) – For several days, a massive rescue effort has been underway at the home of murdered KKK leader Frank Ancona’s house.

His wife, Malissa Ancona, and stepson, Paul Jinkerson, are charged with his murder. But Malissa Ancona also operated an unlicensed animal rescue inside the couple’s Leadwood, Mo. home.

After the news of her arrest broke, rescue groups across the St. Louis area came together to help rescue more than 45 cats inside the house.

“That was more than a little strange to go in that house because that was the scene of where everything happened and it hasn’t been cleaned up,” said Lalita Creighton with Midwest Community Cat Alliance.

http://www.kmov.com/story/34517106/dozens-of-animals-rescued-from-the-home-of-murdered-kkk-leader

Murdered KKK member’s wife a cat hoarder


In February 2017 MCCA spearheaded the rescuing, trapping,removal, and networking with various rescues and volunteers to get the appoximately 50 cats and dogs out of the house in which Ancona was murdered to safety and get the neglected immediate medical attention.  Frank Ancona’s wife and step-son were arrested and are currently being held.

 

Easter basket grass is dangerous for cats

Easter Basket Grass = Feline Fatal Attraction

Cats’ love affair with fake grass commonly used in Easter baskets is long noted in our hospital emergency rooms. It’s crinkly, colorful and just so fun to gnaw on. It can also clog up their small intestines. “If your cat eats only a small piece of Easter grass, it’s possible that it could pass through the intestines without causing a problem. Unfortunately though, it’s impossible to predict whether it will pass on its own or cause a problem,” says Dr. Adam Lancaster, a BluePearl board-certified veterinary criticalistMORE

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