Changing Communities for Cats
Alley Cat Allies believes that every cat deserves a safe community in which to live. And that means transforming this country’s #1 documented killer of cats: our nation’s animal pound and shelter system, which kills 7 out of every 10 cats who enter it.
Our Changing Communities for Cats Campaign is about transforming our shelters to make communities safe for cats. We’re touring the country, meeting with our supporters and grassroots groups, and working to reform YOUR local shelter’s policies so they save cats’ lives.
We are committed to changing each community on our tour stop by working with grassroots advocates to ensure local shelters stop impounding feral cats and adopt Trap-Neuter-Return as a first step toward shelter reform.
We’re coming to a city near you to start this conversation with you.
Where we’ll be
The Changing Communities for Cats Tour is coming to a city near you in 2013! Join us to learn how we’re working to bring about sustainable change that will protect cats’ lives—and how you can help.
- June 15 – Chicago, Illinois – RSVP today! »
- September 21 – California (San Diego or Los Angeles TBD) – Check back for details soon!
How It All Started
On National Feral Cat Day 2012, Alley Cat Allies put out the call to compassionate people around the country to make their communities safer for cats. Using the guiding example of our DC CAT program, we equipped advocates with new tools and guidance not just to do TNR, but to make a real social change in the way their communities value cats’ lives. Hundreds responded, registering flagship events or ongoing efforts to transform local protocols and policies to protect cats. And there is no better way to do that—on the local or national level—than by reforming our pound and shelter system.
The overwhelming response inspired us to launch the next phase of our work to save cats: the Changing Communities for Cats Campaign.