The O'Malley Alley Cat Organization(TOMACO) - Colonies of People Helping Colonies of Cats
 


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4476
 
Adoptions:  
1081
  Sent to Rescue:  
222
     
   
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The O'Malley Alley Cat Organization (TOMACO) is a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Please e-mail feralaristocat@yahoo.com for a tax receipt.

Address   P.O. Box 633452
Nacogdoches, TX 75963-3452
Phone   (936) 556-2754
Fax   (936) 560-9995
E-mail   feralaristocat@yahoo.com

TOMACO was founded in 2003 by President Diana Hensley, in an effort to help the homeless cats in the Nacogdoches area, by managing feral cat colonies and providing support to those who care for feral and stray cats. There is not one person in Nacogdoches that can say they have not noticed an abandoned cat or kitten. They are everywhere -- grocery stores, fast food restaurants, car dealerships, and apartment complexes. In fact, it was during a visit to a dealership in search of a new car, that Diana realized the need existed for our community’s abandoned cats. A young black and very thin mother cat was strolling across the parking lot with a few kittens faithfully following her. The entire family was very thin and tired. Diana was unable to forget that image. Her husband Kirk and she decided to do something to help. They humanely trapped and spayed or neutered the adult feral cats and placed the kittens in loving homes. With permission from the owner, they also built a feeding station/shelter to house the remaining altered cats. From there, the need expanded to other colonies of cats that were abandoned and multiplying.

TOMACO has worked with all of the veterinary clinics in the Nacogdoches area to provide surgical and medical services, but Dr. Stephen Garner at Southside Animal Clinic continues to be a treasured veterinary ally. Dr. Garner and his staff have provided countless hours of service at discounted rates, considered valuable support for our community cats. As you may know, working with feral cats is quite different than working with domestic cats. They can be quite challenging, to say the least.

TOMACO received a grant from PetSmart Charities in 2008, which helped spay and neuter nearly 1500 cats in a targeted geographic area in Nacogdoches County in a two year period. See the numbers at the top of the page for total cats adopted, surgically sterilized, and sent to rescue, from 2003 to the end of 2012. TOMACO continues to have a positive impact on feral cats in or community, as a few dozen TOMACO volunteers generously provided more than 11,000 hours of volunteer time in 2012. TOMACO is a force to be reckoned with, and fortunately, we use our powers for good :).

In 2012, after the City of Nacogdoches closed the SpayNeuterNac Clinic, TOMACO recognized the need to continue to help citizens of the Nacogdoches area who demonstrate financial need to spay and neuter their pets. In the summer of 2012, the TOMACO Board of Directors voted to expand their efforts to help dogs, founding O'Malley PET (Preventing Euthanasia Together - www.omalleypet.org). Sprague Properties agreed to provide O'Malley House, a building to house the new spay-neuter clinic. Grants from Montgomery Humane Trust, ASPCAPro, and the generous support of our citizen donors allowed the opening of O'Malley PET in February of 2013.

TOMACO Board of Directors and Officers 2013

Executive Director
 
Diana Hensley (Financial Planner)
 
e-mail Diana
Treasurer   Michele Sprague (Property Owner/Manager)   e-mail Michele
Secretary   Judy Mahoney (Responsible for Everything)   e-mail Judy
President Tyler Chapter   Judith Carnes (Paralegal)   e-mail Judith
President SFASU Campus Chapter   Mychelle Clark (Student)   e-mail Mychelle
Director   Mickey Clute (Admin Asst)   e-mail Mickey
Director   Carolyn Fellers (Retired Admin Asst)   e-mail Carolyn
Director   Carol Ann Martin (Pharmacist)   e-mail Carol Ann
Director   Robert Martin (Pharmacist)   e-mail Robert
Director   Carolyn Spears (Museum Curator)   e-mail Carolyn
Director   Betty Yuracko (Retired Teacher)   e-mail Betty
Advisor   Ann Hurst (Retired)   e-mail Ann
Advisor   Ron Hurst (Retired)   e-mail Ron
Advisor   Darla Daniel O'Dwyer (Nutrition PhD)   e-mail Darla

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth."

--Anonymous Animal Rescuer

"The only humane form of animal control that truly works is called spay-neuter."

--Diana Hensley, Founder and Executive Director
The O'Malley Alley Cat Organization

"Together we can do so much, alone we can do so little."

--Helen Keller

"People who let their dogs and cats have litters in order to show their children the "miracle of birth" should come witness the "miracle of death" performed in the back rooms of animal shelters all over the country."

--Phyllis Wright, Humane Society of the United States

Thank you for helping to reduce pet overpopulation
by spaying or neutering your pet!

   
     
 
 
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