California Disasters Bring Out Compassion and Community

For hundreds of California’s “fire cats,” it’s out of the rubble and into the arms of rescue. If there is something positive to be gleaned from these raging wildfires and mudslides, which caused so much pain and destruction in California, it is this: You learn about the wonderful and devoted volunteers in your community who work on a daily basis, without recognition, to help people and animals. Now, in the aftermath of these disasters, those very same volunteers are out in force, doing what they always do.

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Bringing Cats Home After the Northern California Wildfires

Nemo, a tiny tabby, disappeared for 87 days amid the chaos of the Northern California wildfires in October 2017. He and many other cats went missing when thousands of residents fled Sonoma County as the blazes lit up homes and businesses. Just a few days into the new year, Nemo was reunited with his family. […]

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Going the Distance for Trap-Neuter-Return

Many people take the initiative to learn Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) after they see community cats in their own backyard or neighborhood. Lisa Chang took action after she learned about cats in another state. During her winter break, Chang, a New York teacher, traveled more than 200 miles to Silver Spring, Maryland, to carry out TNR for […]

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Alley Cat Allies Hosts Community Cat Workshop

Media Advisory What Workshop about Trap-Neuter-Return for Atlantic County’s community cats When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. Where: Atlantic County Public Library, Egg Harbor Twp. Branch 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. 08234 Who: The workshop is presented by Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies […]

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Alley Cat Allies Staff Rescues Cat From Busy Highway

The young tortoiseshell was on the median of a busy six-lane causeway in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, as stretches of cars and buses zoomed by. Kim Kean, the Atlantic City program manager at Alley Cat Allies, just happened to be driving by on this frigid afternoon, with below-freezing temperatures, when she spotted the cat. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “Normally, I’m really calm, […]

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Anne Arundel County Passes Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance

The Anne Arundel County Council in Maryland voted unanimously on January 2 to pass an ordinance that removes barriers to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The ordinance will save community cats’ lives by keeping them out of shelters and returning them to their outdoor homes. Alley Cat Allies thanks all of our supporters in Anne Arundel County who […]

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From the Field: A Promising Future for Cats in Antioch, California

In our “From the Field” series, we share reflections and field notes from our staff members who work hands-on, every day, to protect and improve the lives of cats. Hello, it’s Alice Burton, Alley Cat Allies’ associate director of Animal Shelter and Animal Control Engagement. I wanted to give you an update on the work […]

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Keep Your Cats Safe Over the Holidays

Shiny objects dangling from tree branches. Curly ribbons temptingly tied to presents. Bright little lights dressing up windows. To a cat, your holiday decorations and accessories are an invitation to play. And who hasn’t heard about, or experienced firsthand, pets knocking over Christmas trees or stealing the sumptuous holiday dinner from the table? Sure, these […]

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Revisiting Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Three months after Hurricane Harvey slammed parts of Texas and Louisiana, the animal groups that Alley Cat Allies supported with emergency funds, and by providing hands-on assistance, haven’t slowed their lifesaving efforts. Those six organizations helped animals affected by Harvey in various ways, and many took in rescued or surrendered animals who now need homes. […]

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New Jersey Considers Bill to Protect Shelter Animals and Community Cats

Update: December 20, 2017 The New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee has favorably reported bill S3019. It is now being considered by the New Jersey Senate Committee on Budget & Appropriations. Stay tuned for ways to voice your support for this bill. Update: December 14, 2017 The Senate Economic Growth Committee meeting has been rescheduled […]

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