Alley Cat Allies’ mission, no matter the circumstances or challenges, is to improve the lives of cats (like Squeak, who you’ll learn about very soon). We believe each cat and kitten is an individual whose life has intrinsic value and deserves actions taken with their best interests at heart. We know you do, too.

So when COVID-19 shook our world, we immediately connected with cat advocates in a wide range of communities to provide emergency funding when it was needed most.

Here are just some of the stories of cats and kittens we’ve protected this year. Our supporters like you make it all possible, and we thank you deeply.

Squeak—The Tiny Tabby

Adorable Squeak from Alabama needed a helping hand with an injured leg when she was brought by a good Samaritan to Spay/Neuter Action Project (SNAP). Our emergency grant to SNAP came at the right time to treat Squeak, and the many cats and kittens like her who need help while animal services are limited by COVID-19.

Today, Squeak is healthy and strong and her leg has healed!

A Cat Named Dobby

A former member of a large feline family living near a Louisiana bayou, Dobby was neutered and vaccinated thanks to our emergency funding to nonprofit organization Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation.

Now Dobby has a new home with a great kitty brother. His feline family members who are not socialized were spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped through TNR and thrive in their outdoor home.

In addition to Dobby, our COVID-19 support has enabled CATNIP Foundation to save hundreds of cats, as well as boost public education on protecting cats during the pandemic and beyond.

Kitten Siblings in California

When Joe and Tina found a tiny kitten with bold black markings under a bush in their yard—and then five more soon after—they were stumped as to what to do. That‘s where our emergency funding to FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln, California, came in.

Our COVID-19 funding sponsors FieldHaven Feline Center’s Kitten Sitters program, which provides its community with education and supplies to “Kitten Sit” young kittens, meaning to watch over the mother cat as she raises them.

Most important, Joe and Tina learned the right way to approach the kittens: Leave Them BeTM with their mother cat until they’re 2 months old and can be spayed or neutered.

Today, the kittens, who were given cute names like Lloyd, Mika, Sampson, and Steve, are all in loving adoptive homes. Their unsocialized mother is spayed and lives outdoors in Joe and Tina’s garden, where she is happy and thriving.