Karen Little

Founder and executive director of Alley Cat Advocates

Karen LittleKaren Little and her husband founded Alley Cat Advocates in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999. Her career as a faculty member at the University of Louisville did not stop her from recognizing the tremendous need for trap/neuter/return (TNR) services in the community and from working hard to fill that need.

Navigating the challenges presented by a Kentucky community with a limited-admission nonprofit shelter and an open-admission municipal shelter as well as various rescue groups, Karen put her public service skills to the test to push for and support the formation of strong, collaborative safety net programs for community cats. She also was instrumental in putting in place an ordinance change that mandates TNR in the community. Alley Cat Advocates has altered more than 35,000 cats, has watched the live release rate for cats reach 90 percent, and continues to strive to make Louisville the safest city in the country to be a community cat.

Friday, July 15, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
No Bash, No Trash: Goal-Focused, Effective Collaboration for Rescue Groups