Local Debbie Bagley founder of C.A.T.A.L.E.S. has been nominated by Animal Planet TV as a 2008 Cat Hero of the year. She has been rescuing felines for over twenty years, and has converted parts of her property into a cat sanctuary. C.A.T.A.L.E.S. hopes to receive donated land in the future and build a larger facility with areas for feral cats. Ms. Bagley and her organization of volunteers has rescued hundreds of cats from all over Middlesex county. On top of all this Ms. Bagley works full time as a home health care provider. Her rescue group takes in many cats that local City run Animal Control does not have facilities for; C.A.T.A.L.E.S. is often called directly by surrounding municipalities including the City of Middletown. C.A.T.A.L.E.S. Receives no annual funding, and relies solely on donations and fundraising. For a link to the organization's website click: http://www.catales.org
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