I’ve spent my life caring for cats and advocating for their humane treatment. I am proud to join Alley Cat Allies in this important cause.
Bethesda, MD (Vocus) February 9, 2010
Tania Gunadi, star of Disney XD’s Aaron Stone, announced her support for a campaign by Alley Cat Allies to press the city of Los Angeles to restore spay/neuter funding for the city’s feral cats and resume promotion of existing programs.
“I’ve spent my life caring for cats and advocating for their humane treatment. I am proud to join Alley Cat Allies in this important cause,” said Gunadi, who plays girl-next-door Emma Lau, a.k.a. weapons specialist Dark Tamara, in the hit action-adventure series.
“This is a dangerous time for feral cats in Los Angeles, and we are grateful that Tania is lending her support to raise awareness about the terrible threat they are under,” said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies. “If Los Angeles does not restore the funding soon, thousands of feral cats will face certain death in animal shelters.”
Trap-Neuter-Return is a lifesaving program and the only humane and effective course of action for the city’s feral cats, Robinson said, adding that Trap-Neuter-Return benefits the entire community by ending the breeding cycle, stabilizing the population and improving the cats’ health. Decades of scientific study and observational evidence show it is an effective program, where as “catch and kill” continues to fail.
Los Angeles, like many progressive communities across the U.S., had embraced Trap-Neuter-Return, and for the last 15 years had provided low-cost spay/neuter vouchers that helped to support and sustain many community volunteer programs. But late last year, a Los Angeles county judge ordered the city to suspend spay/neuter funding for feral cats and to stop community education about Trap-Neuter-Return.
Robinson said Alley Cat Allies has been working closely with local feral cat groups and individual caregivers in urging the city to reinstate support for this lifesaving program. More information can be found at http://www.alleycat.org/LosAngeles.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the nation’s leading advocate for stray and feral cats. Their web site is http://www.alleycat.org.
About Tania Gunadi
Tania Gunadi plays girl next door Emma Lau, a.k.a. world’s best weapons specialist Dark Tamara, in the action-adventure television series Aaron Stone on the new Disney XD television channel. Born in West Java, Indonesia, Gunadi’s television credits include guest starring roles in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Boston Public,” “The Inside,” and a recurring role in Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” Her film credits include lead roles in “The Magic of Ordinary Days,” “I Hoodlum” and “Lock Her Room,” and co-starring roles in the Disney Channel Original Movies “Pixel Perfect” and ”Go Figure.” Gunadi currently resides in Los Angeles and is a volunteer at a local animal shelter.