Pittsburgh Considers Cat Declawing Ban

Pittsburgh is on the verge of becoming the first city in Pennsylvania to ban cat declawing—and joining a growing number of compassionate communities across the country and the world in safeguarding cats from this traumatic, needless surgery that can cause lifelong damage to a cat. On September 28, the full City Council of Pittsburgh will take the final vote on whether to […]

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NEW RESOURCE: Megestrol Acetate (MA) as an Oral Contraceptive for Cats

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of spay appointments for cats and kittens has become extremely limited. A significant number of spay and neuter clinics closed their doors entirely for several months in 2020, and they are still working through a sizeable backlog of surgery needs. The wait is months long in some cases. Thankfully there is a short-term, non-surgical way to […]

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Planned Giving Profile: Lee Gibson

The members of Alley Cat Allies’ Forget-Me-Not Legacy Society are incredible, compassionate people who leave a legacy of love for cats by naming Alley Cat Allies as a beneficiary in their will. Many of these dedicated cat allies were first inspired by a single cat, who opened their eyes to the needs of cats and […]

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Meet Cindy Rongione, Atlantic City’s First Humane Officer

Atlantic City is home to our successful Boardwalk Cats Project, launched by Becky Robinson in 2000 to carry out Trap-Neuter-Return for the cats living there. In an exciting new step to combat cruelty and protect the city’s animals, the Atlantic City Police Department has created its first full-time humane law enforcement position. Officer Cindy Rongione […]

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Making Strides with Microchipping

Microchips save lives—but, only if someone scans for them. This year, Texas turned that truth into law—and Alley Cat Allies is proud to have helped make it happen. Starting September 1, 2021, Texas shelters and rescues will be required to scan an animal in their custody for a microchip “as soon as practicable.” We can’t […]

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Animal Cruelty Has Many Forms. We Confront Them All. 

Were it not for a chilling call to Alley Cat Allies, Louie would not be alive today. The black and white cat, we were told over the phone, was on death’s door at just one year of age—the result of months of deliberate starvation by his owner. Rushed to a veterinary hospital in Washington, D.C., […]

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