Alley Cat Allies is the national­ engine of change for cats. We are seen around the world as a global champion for the humane treatment of all cats.

We work toward a world where every cat is valued and protected and every community and shelter has policies and programs to save their lives.

Our Story

When it comes to cat advocacy, Alley Cat Allies is working in communities to champion low-cost spay and neuter policies and programs, as well as life-saving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR). Once viewed as radical new concepts, these humane cat protocols are now mainstream. But we still have a lot of work to do. We are serious about bringing life-saving policies and programs for cats to your community.

We are a resource for thousands of dedicated cat caregivers, advocates, non-profit groups, and volunteers driving change and accelerating protection for cats.

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Our Work

We have more than 600,000 supporters across the nation and around the world. Together with our team of cat experts, grassroots organizers, attorneys, and researchers, Alley Cat Allies pursues three main goals:

Changing Communities for Cats

Every cat deserves a safe community in which to live, wherever they live. Alley Cat Allies educates, trains, and mobilizes grassroots advocates to hasten strategic, life-saving change for cats in their communities, using the power of the legal and political system to end ill-conceived laws and ordinances. Learn more about our work changing communities for cats.

Saving Cats’ Lives in Shelters

The prevailing wisdom used to be that cats should be indoors—even if that meant killing millions of outdoor cats. Alley Cat Allies works with shelters to implement systemic change, transparency, and accountability within the U.S. animal control system to end the killing of cats. Learn more about our work saving cats in shelters.

Protecting Cats in Society

Cats have resided outdoors for more than 10,000 years, as citizens of the natural landscape. Today their vital environmental role continues. Alley Cat Allies works to inspire a paradigm shift in society’s view of cats–all cats–through education and accurate information. Learn more about our work protecting cats.