Profile in Compassion: Bold Biker and Compassionate Caregiver in Canada

When you think of a community cat caregiver, a bearded biker and ex-boxer who owns an auto body shop probably doesn’t come to mind.   Meet Ron Black, a burly Toronto caregiver who has spent years caring for a colony as well as other local cats. He’s shattered stereotypes about animal lovers and shows that toughness and compassion can go hand in hand.  “I know I’m not your typical cat guy, but that means nothing,” says Black. “I just […]

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Alley Cat Allies Rescues Kitten Climbing in Cars’ Wheel Wells

Alley Cat Allies sprang into action Sunday night to save a kitten who was climbing in and out of cars’ wheel wells, a dangerous situation that could have turned deadly, in a parking garage near our Bethesda, Maryland, office. Alley Cat Allies’ Elizabeth Siebenhar headed to the garage and tracked down the black and white […]

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Favorable Bills for Cats Move Forward in New Jersey

Legislation that would improve cats’ lives in New Jersey is one step closer to becoming law.  Two bills on May 31 were passed out of the New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee: S1209, which would ban declawing throughout the state, and S725, which would encourage Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). These bills will now be considered by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.  Alley Cat Allies strongly supports both bills. We are encouraging New […]

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Op-Ed: Moving Forward to Save Cats in Jefferson, Iowa

Published in the Jefferson Herald print version on May 18, 2018 By Becky Robinson President and Founder Alley Cat Allies When we know better, we do better. Now that officials in Jefferson, Iowa, have said they have suspended their inhumane policy of fatally shooting cats, it is time to create a new path forward. Expressing willingness […]

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Letter to the Editor: Killing stray felines is not the answer

Published in the Honolulu Civil Beat on May 23, 2018 The Hawaii Legislature’s failure to pass a bill authorizing Trap-Neuter-Return for community cats was a missed opportunity, not a step to be congratulated, as PETA did in its April 6 letter to Civil Beat (“Cats Are The World’s Deadliest Invasive Species). TNR is the only […]

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Keeping Cats Safe During Summer and Weather-Related Disasters

As much of the United States ushers in the start of summer, and the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, it’s a good time to consider preparations to keep community cats safe. Alley Cat Allies has put together a checklist to help you keep cats cool, hydrated, and protected through heat waves and natural […]

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Healthy, Happy Cats on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

After more than 18 years, Alley Cat Allies’ Boardwalk Cats Project still brings pride and joy to staff members, volunteers, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, residents. This week, Alley Cat Allies hosted our semi-annual boardwalk cleanup to get the beloved Boardwalk Cats’ under-the-boardwalk homes clean and ready for the warm weather. “The cleanup group was […]

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Alley Cat Allies Hosts Community Cat Workshop in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. –  Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will lead a meeting of local cat advocates in Silver Spring to teach best practices for working with the cats who live outdoors in Montgomery County. The May 24 workshop, titled, “Helping Cats in Your Community,” will explain how people can care for community cats, sometimes called feral cats, as well as how to improve their lives […]

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Kitten Season: How To Save Kittens From Being Killed

BETHESDA, Md. – With kittens across the U.S. in danger of being killed in shelters this spring and summer, Alley Cat Allies is offering its Wait Until 8 program to help animal shelters, humane societies, and communities work together to save kittens’ lives instead. Many kittens are born between early spring and late summer, a […]

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