Alley Cat Allies Connects with Animal Control Officers in Tennessee

Citizens and local officials alike look to animal control officers (ACOs) and shelter staff for their expertise in animals. This gives them a unique platform to lead their communities toward positive change. To save more animals’ lives, ACOs must be on board with humane and effective programs like Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and be ready to work with their community to operate them. It’s not just about reducing the numbers of animals euthanized in shelters—it’s also about helping people who are concerned about cats, saving taxpayer money, and improving […]

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Celebrate Check the Chip Day on August 15

It’s happened in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and in other corners around the globe. A family loses its beloved cat. Years later, and from miles away, the family gets a call that someone found her. They’re reunited and grateful for what feels like a miracle. But actually, that miracle is made possible […]

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Charles Town, West Virginia, Passes Ordinance Supporting Trap-Neuter-Return

With help from Alley Cat Allies, the city of Charles Town, West Virginia, passed a lifesaving ordinance on Monday supporting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Alley Cat Allies worked for months with local advocates and the Charles Town City Council to pass the ordinance, which permits individuals and organizations to carry out TNR and care for community cats […]

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Alley Cat Allies Presents Workshops on Helping Community Cats

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Aug. 8, 2018 – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will conduct workshops for the public on establishing and sustaining Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs for community cats in Fort Bend County on Aug. 14 and Aug. 16. The workshops are free and serve as an important next […]

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A Profile in Compassion: Rita Flygar

It started with a community cat colony close to her Rockville, Maryland, neighborhood. Rita Flygar and her husband, Ray, tag-teamed to carry out Trap-Neuter-Return. She took on trapping the cats while Ray transported them to spay and neuter clinics. The couple then worked their way through other colonies in a nearby industrial area. In three […]

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Alley Cat Allies Fuels Shelter’s Transformation

In 2006, the Camden County Animal Shelter in New Jersey was stacked floor to ceiling with cages of cats and kittens. The annual intake was more than 6,000 animals, and the total save rate was under 50 percent. The shelter was faltering, with half of the animals coming from the city of Camden, one of […]

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Memo to Jefferson: Iowa Communities Report TNR Success

Officials in Jefferson, Iowa, came under fire this spring for their policy of trapping and shooting cats. Following national news coverage, the cruel practice carried out by police officers was halted. “Jefferson has taken an important first step, but in order to be effective in helping cats and their community, the town needs a comprehensive […]

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Troubling Conditions Threaten Community Cats in Hawaii

Community cats—and owned cats who are sometimes outdoors—are facing a grave situation in Hawaii. A cruel plan to outlaw the feeding of cats, interfere with the practice of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and ultimately “destroy” cats at small boat harbors “by any means necessary” may become law soon. Despite overwhelming opposition from local and national organizations, including Alley Cat […]

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Mid-Year Legislative Roundup: 2018 Laws Are Wins for Cats

From Arizona to Rhode Island, officials in states around the nation have passed lifesaving laws this year—including banning the sale of animals from commercial breeders in pet stores and extending anti-cruelty protections to community cats and other animals. And we still have four months to go till the end of 2018!   Alley Cat Allies tracks, and advocates for, animal protection bills in states around the country year after year. To keep you informed, we’ve pulled together some of the cat-friendly laws that are now on the books or are waiting to be […]

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