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Congratulations to Seaside Heights, N.J. Mayor William Akers!

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Alley Cat Allies’ Programs Director Aileen Walden congratulates Mayor Akers.

The Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey has awarded Mayor William Akers of Seaside Heights, N.J. with its Scott McVay Unity Award and a $1,000 cash prize.

Alley Cat Allies nominated Mayor Akers for the Unity Award for his support of a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats living at the Seaside Heights boardwalk.

Seaside Heights Animal Welfare Group (SSHAWG) and Mayor Akers reached out to us for help after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the city. We were thrilled to help and provided guidance on setting up a formal TNR program modeled after Atlantic City’s successful Boardwalk Cats Project.

Just a few of the cats being cared for at Seaside Heights.

Just a few of the cats being cared for at Seaside Heights.

Mayor Akers announced he will donate the cash prize to SSHAWG, which runs the Seaside Heights TNR program.

Three cheers and a big congrats to Mayor Akers!

Read the press release.