Alley Cat Allies Heads to Iowa to Save Cats

Alley Cat Allies is moving swiftly to save cats in Jefferson, Iowa. We’ve set up critical meetings with community leaders to create humane solutions, including a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, to replace the recently-suspended policy permitting police officers to fatally shoot cats. We are committed to working with the Jefferson community to create a positive approach […]

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A Profile in Compassion: Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks

Tammany Brooks, chief of police in Antioch, Calif., was recently honored with an award for his compassionate care for animals. It is a well-deserved recognition, as Chief Brooks has worked hard to transform the Antioch Animal Shelter by partnering with local animal welfare organization Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) advocates, and by hosting one […]

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Alley Cat Allies Earns Highest Level of Recognition from GuideStar

Alley Cat Allies is proud to have achieved the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar—the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. The world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, GuideStar recognized Alley Cat Allies with this distinction on March 29. “Alley Cat Allies greatly appreciates GuideStar’s recognition,” says Becky Robinson, president and […]

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California Considers Ban on Declawing Cats

Lawmakers in California are considering legislation that would ban the cruel practice of declawing cats. If passed, California would become the first state in the nation to prohibit the practice. Four other states, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Rhode Island, are also considering similar bills. On April 2, the California Senate Rules Committee […]

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Here’s How to Implement a Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Program at Your Shelter

Cat intake at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society in Canada had been increasing every year, and shelter staff knew they wouldn’t be able to keep up with the volume through adoptions alone. More affordable and accessible spay and neuter services were needed. In 2011, the Humane Society opened its low-cost spay and neuter clinic. Around […]

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Get Cats Home: Improving Your Return-to-Owner Rate

It’s a sad statistic. Nationwide, only about 2 percent of cats who go missing get reunited with their owners. It’s vital to return cats to their homes. Otherwise, their chances of survival are poor when they land in shelters because many lack the resources to care for all the cats they take in. Alley Cat Allies has […]

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An Amazing ACO: Tim Reeder Establishes Lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return Program

Tim Reeder recently retired after 30 years of dedicated work as an animal control officer with Huntsville Animal Services in Alabama, but not before leaving a lasting lifesaving legacy for cats. In his time on the job, Reeder saved countless animals’ lives and helped kickstart a successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.  He became an ACO in 1987, […]

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An Amazing ACO: Tom Conerly Changes City’s Approach to Community Cats

What a difference a year can make. Before September 2017, officials in Orange Beach, Alabama, didn’t have a procedure in place for addressing people’s concerns about outdoor cats. Today, the city has a thriving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. The Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) has spayed or neutered more than 150 cats and […]

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An Amazing ACO: Cat Cottle Opens Shelter to Trap-Neuter-Return

Antioch Animal Shelter in Antioch, California’s, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program may be brand new, but it already has the most important tool for success: the support of the community!  Just a few months ago, Officer Cat Cottle flung the shelter’s doors wide open to the help of local TNR advocates. Together, they have saved the lives of every single community […]

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