As an Animal Control Officer, you’re often the first person on the scene to address calls about community cats and animal welfare. Whether it’s helping a lost cat reunite with her owner, working to resolve conflicts between neighbors about cats, or making sure a dog isn’t hurt while running lose, what you do makes a big difference in keeping your community safe. To achieve positive outcomes and provide the humane approaches to cats that the public wants and your community needs, we want to help make sure you’re equipped with the most up-to-date tools and information.
You have the power to make a positive impact for both animals and people in your community, and Alley Cat Allies can help! We have specialized information, resources, and toolkits just for you.
- The Benefits of a Community, Animal Control, and Shelter Supported TNR Program – In this webinar, learn how TNR programs help cats, animal control, animal shelters, and the public all at the same time. Includes Alley Cat Allies’ Associate Director of Animal Shelter & Animal Control Engagement and former animal control officer Alice Burton’s story of how she went from non-believer to advocate after she watched TNR transform her community.
- Transforming Shelters to Save More Cats: A Blueprint for Change – Want to improve your shelter’s save rate for cats, but not sure where to start? Our guide outlines the blueprints for adopting innovative, effective, life-saving programs step-by-step, including examples of shelters that have made positive change.
- Reducing Shelter Admissions and Saving Lives with a Cat Help Desk – Starting a Cat Help Desk saves cats’ lives by keeping cats out of shelters in the first place. The Cat Help Desk is where the public can get the information they need to make good decisions on behalf of cats. This guide walks you through setting up your own Cat Help Desk and handling common questions.
- “What about Complaints?” Managing Communications When Your Shelter Adopts a SNR or TNR Policy – This guide provides real-life advice and information from animal services directors who have implemented Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR) or Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. It will help you address questions about your program or help you make decisions about launching a new program.
- How to Support Trap-Neuter-Return in Your Community without Doing It All – Want to embrace Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) but your organization is short on resources? This guide helps you support TNR in the community without taking on the role of creating and operating the entire program.
- Talking to Your Community About Cats – A guide to support shelter staff and municipal leaders in effectively communicating with members of the community about cats.
- Working with Animal Control and Shelters to Save More Cats—Do you know what Animal Care and Control Officials (ACOs) do every day in your community? This webinar will walk you through the daily life of an ACO and give you the tools you need to work with your ACOs to create a community that values and protects the lives of all animals.
- Join Our Feral Friends Network – Share your expertise! We want you in our Feral Friends Network. Help even more cats by offering advice and other assistance and enjoy great benefits from Alley Cat Allies.
- Plan to Scan – Microchips save lives. More and more cats are getting microchipped, and that’s great news! Microchip implantation is quick, simple, inexpensive, essentially painless, and virtually stress-free for animals.
- Wait Until 8: Shelter & Community Partnership to Save Kittens’ Lives! – Shelters and the community come together to help save as many lives as possible. Any shelter and community can do this, and we’re here to help!
- Join the movement to stop the killing – Join the revolution to save cats’ lives in our nation’s pound and shelter system.
Learn About Our Work
- Community Change – We’ve worked with communities across the country and around the world adopt humane policies that protect cats.
- Animal Shelters – We work with shelters to implement life-saving programs for cats.
- Trap-Neuter-Return – We’re the leading experts on Trap-Neuter-Return, the humane and effective approach to outdoor cat populations.