Alley Cat Allies Denounces East Bay Parks Vote for Cats to Be Shot

OAKLAND, Calif. – June 15, 2021 – Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson condemned today’s decision by the East Bay Regional Park District in California to move forward with a policy calling for shooting and killing cats in the parks. “East Bay Parks are now set to become killing fields for cats,” Robinson […]

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Letter From Becky Robinson Opposing a Dangerous TNR Law in Jefferson, Iowa

Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson sent the following letter to the Jefferson City Council in Iowa in opposition to a dangerous new amendment to the city’s animal control ordinance. The measure, if passed, would continue Jefferson’s history of endangering the lives of community cats and discouraging constituents from providing care that benefits […]

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Calling Out the Dangerous Ideas Behind Socially Conscious Sheltering

This year the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill, HB21-1160, which aimed to introduce a shelter approach known as Socially Conscious Sheltering into state law. The initial draft of the bill contained many provisions and ideas that would have been dangerous to cats. Alley Cat Allies responded by mobilizing our network of supporters and connecting […]

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Texas Passes Lifesaving Microchip Scanning Bill Into Law

In a lifesaving win for animals, Texas has officially passed into law a bill requiring animal shelters and releasing agencies, including rescues, to scan an animal in their custody for a microchip “as soon as practicable.” The act will officially take effect on September 1, 2021. Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson wrote […]

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Brood X Cicadas and Cats: What You Need to Know

Brood X will emerge this month. Sounds ominous, but we’re only talking about the cyclical comeback of the 17-year cicada brood for 2021! Though not everyone is a fan of cicada season, many animals certainly are. That may include the cats for which you care. So ahead of the cicadas’ long-awaited reemergence, Alley Cat Allies wants to give you the […]

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Charting the “New Normal” For Cats

I’ve had less than usual to worry about for cats and kittens since March 2020. If you’re thinking, “wait, what?” I don’t blame you. Considering all we’ve been through in the past months, it’s difficult to believe that any good could have arose through the crisis. But in stark contrast to almost every other aspect […]

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Letter From Becky Robinson Supporting Texas Microchip Scanning Bill

The following letter by Becky Robinson was sent in response to Texas legislature’s consideration of H.B. 204 on a bill requiring animal shelters and releasing agencies, including rescues, to scan an animal in their custody for a microchip “as soon as practicable.” May 7, 2021 Senator Paul Bettencourt, Chair Senate Committee on Local Government Texas […]

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Profile in Compassion: Feral Friends In Argentina

Almas Felinas sin hogar (Homeless Feline Souls) If there is any one thing that transcends borders, it’s our love for animals. So it should come as no surprise that Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friends Network®, comprised of people, experts, and veterinary professionals working to help cats and the people who care for them, represents countries […]

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Ending Cat Killing in Parks

Alley Cat Allies is engaged in two incredibly important campaigns – one in Northern California and one in Australia – which get to the heart of what we are about. We’re seeking to make justice and compassion the guiding principles for how our society treats cats. Martin Luther King Jr., whose ideas influenced the animal […]

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