New Study Further Highlights the Effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

A new study published this month in Animals provides further evidence that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) sustainably reduces populations of community cats, also called feral cats. The study, by Daniel D. Spehar and Peter J. Wolf, tracked the impact of TNR on a colony of cats living along a trail adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, and […]

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From the Field: Helping Oregon Cats in Need After Devastating Fires

As a series of fires devastated Oregon this fall, Alley Cat Allies rushed to help affected cats and kittens. We connected with hard-hit counties as well as grassroots activists from in state and beyond to provide critical resources and expert guidance to save cats’ lives. Today, our work continues. Evacuees are still searching for lost […]

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Saving Many a Kitty in West Virginia

In a West Virginia community hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, Alley Cat Allies’ emergency funding is helping local Save a Kitty Feral Cat Program, Inc., live up to its name while navigating a desert in veterinary care and other critical resources for community cats. “I was so grateful to [Becky Robinson] and Alley Cat […]

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For Cats’ Sake, Go Vote…

And stay engaged! Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is Election Day in the United States. Last time I looked, over 85 million people had already voted. If you are one of them, thank you. If not, please get your ballot in. The winners—especially at the local level—matter more for cats than you might realize. Way up […]

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New Jersey Considers Statewide TNR Start-Up Grants

Right now, both houses of the New Jersey legislature are considering lifesaving “Compassion for Community Cats” bills that would give statewide access to funding for Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), also known more simply as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which is the humane and effective approach to community cat populations. Alley Cat Allies is rallying people across the state to […]

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Highlights from Global Cat Day® 2020

Global Cat Day® 2020, a day of action in which we rally individuals and organizations to stand up for cats, reached budding advocates all over the map this year! People who care about cats and kittens accomplished incredible things on October 16, from defeating dangerous laws to spreading the word about how we can help […]

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True Tails of Rescue: New Jersey Edition

It’s been a busy time for our hardworking New Jersey team! In the span of a few days in October, three different litters of 17 kittens in total needed immediate attention in Atlantic County—each situation with its own challenges (think a kitten 30 feet high, 4 a.m. alarms, and night-vision goggles). Thankfully, we at Alley […]

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Planned Giving Profile: Christine Livengood

Christine Livengood is what we would call a lifelong ally. She’s been a dedicated donor to Alley Cat Allies since she learned about our work all the way back in 1992, when our organization was only two years old! “I believe that cats who live outdoors need to have a respected place in our world, […]

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A Helping Paw for Cats During COVID-19

Alley Cat Allies’ mission, no matter the circumstances or challenges, is to improve the lives of cats (like Squeak, who you’ll learn about very soon). We believe each cat and kitten is an individual whose life has intrinsic value and deserves actions taken with their best interests at heart. We know you do, too. So […]

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How We Can REALLY Protect Black Cats on Halloween–and Every Day 

Halloween is fast approaching. Pumpkins abound, skeletons are in season—and Halloween black cats rule, featured front and center on everything from decorations to movies. Our midnight-furred feline friends are also on the brain for another reason. When October 31st creeps around, you probably hear scary stories about black cats being in danger—especially if you’re one […]

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