Alley Cat Allies Condemns Wisconsin Cat Hunter’s Boasts

BETHESDA, MD— Alley Cat Allies, which has long held a policy of zero tolerance for cruelty to animals, is currently investigating and speaking to authorities about the case of Samuel Wood, a Wisconsin resident who boasts on his Facebook page of killing cats and other animals. “Taking pleasure in hurting another living thing is repulsive,” […]

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Virginia Bill Could Save Cats’ Lives if Changed

Update–February 15, 2017: Unfortunately, SB 801 died in the Agriculture Subcommittee on 2/13 and will not move forward. SB 801 was not perfect, but it was a step in the right direction for animal shelters in Virginia and had the potential to save many lives. We thank Senator Bill Stanley for introducing this bill, and […]

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Maryland Considers a Bill to Enforce Humane Standards

The Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee is considering a bill that would let it do more to protect the wellbeing of shelter animals. The bill, HB 626, would give the Department of Agriculture the authority to enforce basic humane standards of care in public shelters. Some shelters in the state don’t meet those standards—and right […]

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From the Field: Alley Cat Allies Takes Orlando!

We just returned from the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference, my fourth time attending.  This conference draws a large, diverse audience, and is a big opportunity to promote our work and learn about the great things happening for cats all around the country (and the world!). There were more than 9,400 veterinarians, technicians, managers, […]

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Hawaii Cats Potentially Threatened by Invasive Species Bills

The Hawaii House of Representative’s Energy and Environmental Protection Committee is considering two bills, House Bill 606 and House Bill 904, which could potentially allow cats and countless other animals to be rounded up and killed. Hawaii has taken the unusual and aggressive stance of labeling cats as invasive species. HB 606 would give to […]

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From the Field: Girl Scouts Having Fun Helping Community Cats

Last Sunday we got together with a whole gaggle of Girl Scouts to make winter shelters for community cats! My co-workers Diana Cruz, Stephanie DeMoss, and I, met up with 21 Girl Scouts, a few younger siblings, and lots of crafty parents at the Girl Scout Camp Brighton Woods in Burtonsville, Maryland to get their […]

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Alley Cat Allies, Local Girl Scouts Protect Cats With Shelters

BURTONVILLE,MD—Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, has partnered with local Girl Scouts to build shelters that will protect community cats in Prince George’s County from the weather. This is the second year Alley Cat Allies has partnered with a local organization on a shelter-building […]

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From the Field: AWA Conference

In December of last year, we met some amazing animal advocates at the Animal Welfare Act at 50 Conference, held at the Harvard Law School. This event was a great opportunity to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of animal law, so that we can use that knowledge to help protect cats’ lives.  […]

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