Letter to the Editor: Cats Not a Public Health Threat

This letter to the editor was originally published on August 19, 2019 in The Citizen’s Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Editor: A recent letter to The Citizens’ Voice included falsehoods about cats that must be corrected to ensure Wilkes-Barre is basing its policies on facts, not scare tactics (July 27). The millions of cats in our […]

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Join Alley Cat Allies on Check the Chip Day

Today is National Check the Chip Day, and Alley Cat Allies is reminding the world about the power of the microchip. With this tiny technology, a quick scan may just save a cat’s life. The happy reunion stories happen all around the world. Thanks to a microchip, the Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center® in Northern […]

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Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22

On National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, August 22, let’s work together to spread awareness about all the ways veterinarians save cats’ lives. Take Your Cat to the Vet Day focuses on the importance of bringing indoor cats for regular check-ups to ensure they are as healthy as possible. Alley Cat Allies works […]

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Join Alley Cat Allies to Clear the Shelters—August 17

Alley Cat Allies will be participating in the annual national adoption event Clear the Shelters on August 17. For applications submitted that day only*, we’ll be waiving adoption fees on all our adoptable cats and kittens so they can find loving forever homes! You can learn about them, and find your next family member, at […]

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, Asks Residents for Feedback on Animal Control Code Revisions

With Alley Cat Allies’ expertise and assistance, the city of Tulsa in Oklahoma is working to overhaul its animal shelter and animal control code to protect more animals, including community cats. Alley Cat Allies has been working with local advocates T-Town TNR and provided language for a new ordinance to support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and community […]

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Community Cat Caregiver in Ohio Sentenced to Jail Time for Feeding Stray Cats

A 79-year-old woman in Garfield Heights, Ohio has been sentenced jail time for feeding stray cats in her community. Punishing people like Nancy S. for helping cats is a miscarriage of justice. When community cat caregivers feed cats, it is a compassionate act. These good Samaritans not only help cats, they are often providing a valuable […]

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Alley Cat Allies Congratulates New York for Cat Declawing Ban

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 22, 2019 – Alley Cat Allies congratulates New York for becoming the first state to ban the declawing of cats. Today Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill from the New York legislature that prohibits the surgical procedure. The ban takes effect immediately. “Gov. Cuomo and New York legislators have earned our […]

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Letter to the Editor: Stick to facts with cats

This letter to the editor was original published on July 15, 2019 in the Northern Virginia Daily. Editor: Your recent news report of a kitten infected with rabies in Front Royal makes this an excellent time to review the truth about cats who live outside. Decisions about the best approach for community cats, sometimes called […]

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New York Becomes First State to Ban Declawing

A bill to prohibit declaw surgery throughout the state of New York is officially law. On June 4, The New York Assembly and Senate both passed the bill and delivered it to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Governor signed the bill this morning, July 22, making New York the first state to ban […]

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Sweat Equity: Making Positive Change for Every Kitty, in Every City

Before I head to Every Kitty Every City® TEXAS on July 23, I invite you to think about the meaning of the term sweat equity. When you hear it, you might picture a young, strapped-for-cash entrepreneur trying to build a new business. With no money in her pockets, she instead puts in hard work to […]

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