Alley Cat Allies Applauds Austin’s Law Against Declawing Cats

AUSTIN, Texas – March 4, 2021 – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, celebrated a vote by the City Council of Austin, Texas, to prohibit the practice of declawing cats. “Declawing is an excruciatingly painful procedure that causes lasting psychological and physical harm to cats. It would be like cutting a […]

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Harmless Cat Community Massacred and Mutilated in Australia

Alley Cat Allies Fights to End Senseless Cat “Culls” In the dead of night on December 17, 2020, community cats living on the Stockton Breakwall in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, became victims of what was called a “cull,” a word that whitewashes the reality of what occurred—a brutal and selective […]

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From the Field: Surviving the Texas Winter Storm

There are a lot of things I left behind when I moved away from northern Virginia to greener (or at least warmer) pastures. I left snow shovels and rock salt for the new owners of my home. I donated my heaviest snow boots and jackets. I ditched four-wheel drive. I wouldn’t need any of it in California, where […]

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Bill to Affirm Legality of TNR in Virginia Tabled by House

On February 17, members of the Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Sub-Committee voted 5 to 3 to table SB 1390, the bill that would affirm Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for community cats as legal in every Virginia community, meaning no further action on it will be taken this year. The decision was made despite the […]

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UPDATE: Important Bill to Affirm TNR in Virginia Hinges On Upcoming Vote

The bill to affirm that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs are legal in every Virginia community, SB 1390, is in the next phase on its road to becoming law. Now that it has passed in the state Senate, the bill is on the table to be considered by the House Sub-Committee of Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources. […]

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6 Ways to Make A Cat’s Life Better This National Cat Health Month

February is National Cat Health Month, and this year it’s more fitting than ever that it falls so close to Valentine’s Day. Because if there’s one thing we’ve all become intimately aware of during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s the importance of the good health of those we care about. That’s why, in honor of the […]

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On the Path to Affirm that TNR Is Legal, Bill Passes in Virginia Senate

For years, confusion over Virginia’s animal ordinance has caused many of its communities to keep their foot on the brakes regarding Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) out of fear that they could be penalized. Now a new bill to resolve ambiguity and clarify that TNR is legal has moved closer to becoming law! On February 2, Virginia’s Senate […]

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Fighting for Justice for the Cat Victims of the Oakland Park Shootings

Alley Cat Allies is fighting on behalf of the cats who were shot and killed in late-night hunts by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in Oakland, California. We have launched a new campaign to bring you the facts as we work to make real, lasting change in the wake of this tragedy. What […]

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