Alley Cat Allies will be participating in the annual national adoption event Clear the Shelters on August 17. For applications submitted that day only*, we’ll be waiving adoption fees on all our adoptable cats and kittens so they can find loving forever homes! You can learn about them, and find your next family member, at

Many more shelters and organizations nationwide will be discounting or waiving adoption fees on this day of action to get more animals into homes where they can thrive. Find any participating shelters near you at the Clear the Shelters website.

Alley Cat Allies’ staff and expert resources support thousands of shelters in adopting innovative, lifesaving programs like Clear the Shelters. Cats who remain in animal shelters will most likely be killed, so getting them out as soon as possible is critical.

Alongside adoption, there’s so much you can do to help cats on this special day. We encourage you to support your local shelter through volunteering or donating and to use our information to advocate for more humane and effective shelter programs in your community.

Check out Alley Cat Allies’ advocacy toolkit to learn how to talk to your shelters about adopting programs like Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) or Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), low-cost spay and neuter, and Wait Until 8®.


*It may take us a few days to process the applications, but as long as your application is submitted on August 17, there will be no associated fee when adopting. Thank you for your patience!