Alley Cat Allies is proud to have achieved the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar—the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. The world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, GuideStar recognized Alley Cat Allies with this distinction on March 29.

“Alley Cat Allies greatly appreciates GuideStar’s recognition,” says Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “We take the responsibility of donors’ contributions very seriously.  We’re extremely thankful to our supporters who enable us to save cat’s lives and advocate for their humane care around the world.”

GuideStar aims to increase transparency for donors by providing as much information as possible about how nonprofit organizations operate, including their impact, finances, and programs. Earning GuideStar Platinum indicates that nonprofits such as Alley Cat Allies are committed to transparency by measuring program results and charting their impact. As this designation also shows, Alley Cat Allies is extremely committed to achieving its mission.

Alley Cat Allies is the global engine of change for cats, protecting and improving their lives through innovative and cutting-edge programs. We work with animal shelters, lawmakers, and community members to protect and save cats’ lives, change attitudes about cats, advocate for cats, and to create humane policies for all cats.

“We are calling for transparency throughout the animal sheltering system,” says Robinson. “We want states to require recordkeeping and reporting from their animal control agencies and shelters including intake, adoption, and “euthanasia” (i.e. kill) rates, and for that information to be posted and available to the public on the states’ websites. We hold ourselves to the same high standards we want for the animal shelter system—and that is affirmed by GuideStar’s 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency.”

We are making a positive impact in communities by advocating for positive TNR ordinances, funding spay/neuter & vaccination clinics, holding workshops and webinars to educate and empower community members to help cats, providing grants, resources, supplies, and on-the-ground support to communities in need, and pushing for legislation that improves cats’ lives.

In 2018, Alley Cat Allies continues to expand our reach to protect and save even more cats. We couldn’t do this without our more than 650,000 supporters worldwide who ensure that we can continue to save cats’ lives.