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Every Kitty – Every City: Baltimore Outreach

Through the Every Kitty – Every City program, we raise awareness and educate the community in targeted cities about outdoor cats, feral cat colony care, Trap-Neuter-Return, and the importance of accessible, affordable neuter services.

We’ve been busy! Check out a few highlights of our work in Charm City.

Broken Agreement Won’t End Community Care of Cats

April 2010
Northside Baptist Church in Baltimore recently ended its agreement with Alley Cat Allies that permitted caregivers to continue feeding a feral cat colony on church grounds that has been living near the church for years.

Although we regret the congregation’s decision to cease support of Trap-Neuter-Return and “evict” the feeding station and shelters, we are working with the church to remove them. More importantly, the impact on the cats is minimal. They will no longer be fed and sheltered on church property, but they remain part of the community and will still be cared for by neighbors and volunteers.
Learn more about the issue »

Exhibiting at the Baltimore Veterinary Conference

April 10 – 12, 2010
Elena Johnson, Senior Program Manager, Emily Facet, Outreach and Education Coordinator, and Roxana Rahmani, Programs Assistant, will exhibit at the Baltimore CVC Veterinary Conference. They will have factsheets and information ready for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. They will provide attendees with eartipping protocol information, scientific studies on Trap-Neuter-Return, and more.

Baltimore Billboards

December 2009
This month 20 Alley Cat Allies billboards went up around the city to advertise our local Every Kitty – Every City Baltimore webpage and program. A special thanks to ClearChannel for donating the advertising space. Keep a look out for these beautiful billboards.
View the Billboard »

Find Our Literature at a Veterinary Clinic or Pet Store Near You!

Starting December 2009
We have partnered with a large number of area businesses, including veterinary clinics and pet stores, to help disseminate our brochure, Discover the Truth About Feral Cats. Look for a display with our information and be sure to thank the business for helping Baltimore’s stray and feral cats! 

Volunteers Help Local Church Install Deterrents

November 14, 2009
Alley Cat Allies staff members volunteered their Saturday to help a local church install feral cat deterrents, such as chicken wire around recently planted trees. Community relations is an easy way to inform neighbors about feral cats and show them you are being proactive about any issues or concerns before they escalate.
Learn more about community relations »

Alley Cat Allies Workshops

Feral cats are outdoor cats that are healthy but unsocialized to humans and therefore unadoptable as pets. Our workshops provide information on how to stop the cycle of breeding with Trap-Neuter-Return – the only recognized humane and effective method of stabilizing feral cat populations. The workshops provide information on building inexpensive shelters and a short video presentation gives a step-by-step guide for how to help cats. Learn how to humanely trap outdoor cats and how to safely deter cats from where they are not wanted. Join us to network and meet others who are helping cats. 
List of Baltimore Workshops » 

Public Service Announcement Airing in Baltimore

April – June 2008
Starting in April, an Alley Cat Allies public service announcement (PSA) – Save This Cat – will be airing in Baltimore. Tune in and catch it on your favorite cable networks, including Animal Planet. These PSAs will run through June 2008. 
Watch ‘Save This Cat’ now! »  

Alley Cat Allies Hosts a Spay/Neuter Day Wet Lab to Train Local Veterinarians at MDSPCA  

January 12, 2008
Alley Cat Allies, the Maryland SPCA, and Humane Alliance held a full-day, hands-on laboratory training session for local veterinarians to teach them the latest spay and neuter procedures for cats so that low-income pet owners and stray and feral cat caregivers can more easily access these critically needed services. 
Read the press release »
 Spay/Neuter Demonstration Day » 
 Veterinarian Testimonals on High-Volume Spay and Neuter »

Baltimore Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance

The City of Baltimore enacted into law one of the country’s best ordinances supporting Trap-Neuter-Return and feral cats. Alley Cat Allies and a broad coalition of local residents and humane organizations—including caregivers, public health officials, and animal shelters–worked together over a period of years to build citywide support for Trap-Neuter-Return.
Learn more about the ordinance »