Get Ready for Action: 2019 Laws Alley Cat Allies is Watching

If we want to make lifesaving change for cats, we must make sure the laws that impact cats every day reflect our compassionate values. That’s why Alley Cat Allies’ legal experts are focused on state and local legislation that would affect cats and the people who care for them in 2019. We’ve worked with lawmakers […]

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The True Tales of the Camp Fire Cats

Every day, the Alley Cat Allies® Recovery Center in Marysville, California, is caring for the cats who survived the deadly Camp Fire by providing everything they need from recovery to reunion with their families.

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Vermont Reconsiders Bill that Clarifies Trap-Neuter-Return is Not Abandonment

The Vermont House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is once again considering a bill to protect community cats and the people who care for them. House Bill 158 clarifies that the “return” in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is not abandonment and that community cat caregivers are not the owners of community cats. Last year, Alley Cat Allies […]

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New Hampshire Considers Bill to Protect Shelter Animals

New Hampshire legislators are considering a bill that would increase regulation of animal shelters and other facilities that adopt out or transfer ownership of animals. The New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 7, on House Bill 688, which aims to increase oversight of animal shelters and other facilities such as hobby breeders or pet vendors. Alley Cat Allies is […]

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Feral Friends Network® Spotlight: CATS, Inc. Helps Animals for Two Decades

When some people reach their 60s, they start to think about retiring and taking time to travel, relax, or develop a new hobby. Husband and wife Henry and Louise Colucci took a different approach—they created an organization to help community cats in the Las Vegas area. Now in their early 80s, they’re not slowing down. […]

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South Carolina Senate Considers Bill to Support Trap-Neuter-Return

Animal advocates are hoping the second time is the charm in South Carolina, where a bill is being reconsidered that would support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the only humane and effective approach to address community cat populations and save lives. Senate Bill 105 states that community cats can be part of a TNR program, and defines the […]

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Polar Vortex Tips for Outdoor Cats

BETHESDA, Md., USA – With temperatures across the country dropping due to the polar vortex, many people find themselves concerned about how to care for outdoor cats. Cats are resilient, but they can always use a hand staying warm and healthy during subzero cold weather. “Cats live and thrive outdoors in all kinds of climates,” […]

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Alley Cat Allies Announces Three New Board Members

(January 28, 2019 – Bethesda, MD) Alley Cat Allies is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Trustees. Anne Lynch, Kevin Lee, and Justin Oravetz will join existing Board members Becky Robinson and Patricia Kaufman. Anne, Kevin, and Justin bring a wealth of experience in ethics, compliance, audit services, and […]

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Alley Cat Allies® Recovery Center for Camp Fire Cats Holds Open House

Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson invited the community to an open house Jan. 11 for the new Alley Cat Allies® Recovery Center. The center opened to care for the cats who were injured and displaced in the Camp Fire in November 2018, the deadliest wildfire in California history. The center has been […]

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2019 Rings in New Laws to Protect Animals

New animal-friendly laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, and among them is a California law that bans pet shops from selling sell dogs, cats, and rabbits unless the animals are sourced from local shelters and rescues—not breeders.    California is the first state in the nation to implement these strict new rules on pet stores. Under the new law, called the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, […]

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