Molly is home for the holidays.

When our team collaborated with a shelter to help train their staff on cat care and community relations we met Molly, and we changed her life.

Before: After being separated for two months, Molly’s family was worried they’d never see her again. After: Thanks to the partnership between Alley Cat Allies and the shelter Molly is home safe and sound.

Before: After being separated for two months, Molly’s family was worried they’d never see her again.
After: Thanks to the partnership between Alley Cat Allies and the shelter Molly is home safe and sound.

Molly had an eartip—the universal sign of a community cat who has been spayed and vaccinated as part of a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. With that eartip, Molly should never have been brought to the shelter in the first place, so we asked to see her file. With our expert help, the shelter connected the dots and made the calls that led to Molly’s home. She went back that night. Molly got lucky, and she’s home for the holidays.

Molly is only one of the many cats we want to protect. Her story is a great one, even though it was a close call. Cats are often killed in shelters within a few days—Molly is part of the tiny percentage of cats who make it back home from the shelter. More than 70% of cats don’t even come out alive.

Your support helps us turn the tide by collaborating with shelters to help implement Trap-Neuter-Return and improved adoption programs to keep cats out of the shelter system and find solutions for the ones who are already there. You help us drive policy changes in communities, and you help us raise awareness so that we can stop the killing of cats in shelters and create lasting change to protect all cats.

There are still so many lives left to save and your support is critical. Please make a year-end, tax-deductible gift to save even more cats and kittens in 2015.

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