Celebrating Animal Care & Control Month: City of El Paso Department of Animal Services

Throughout April, Alley Cat Allies is honoring the work of dedicated animal control agencies, animal shelters, and their staff with our Animal Care & Control Appreciation Month! National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week is April 9-15, but we’ve decided to extend the celebration. Animal control officers (ACOs) and animal shelter staff are on the […]

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Returning Cats to Their Homes is Not Abandonment

Published in the Belleville News-Democrat on April 14, 2017. Feral cats are not abandoned pet cats Teresa Chagrin of PETA wrongly dismisses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in her March 5th letter and confuses the difference between feral cats, who are unsocialized to humans and therefore cannot be brought indoors or adopted, and owned pet cats. Despite her […]

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Celebrating Animal Care & Control Month: Macomb County Animal Control, Michigan

Throughout April, Alley Cat Allies is honoring the work of dedicated animal control agencies, animal shelters, and their staff with our Animal Care & Control Appreciation Month! National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week is April 9-15, but we’ve decided to extend the celebration. Animal control officers (ACOs) and animal shelter staff are on the […]

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Celebrating Animal Care & Control Appreciation Month

Throughout April, Alley Cat Allies is honoring the work of dedicated animal control agencies, animal shelters, and their staff with our Animal Care & Control Appreciation Month! National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week is April 9-15, but we’ve decided to extend the celebration. Animal control officers (ACOs) and animal shelter staff are on the […]

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From the Field: Tree House Humane Society and the State of SNR to Come 

Hello there! In February, Alice Burton, Alley Cat Allies’ Associate Director of Animal Shelter and Animal Control Engagement, and I traveled to Chicago to get a preview of Tree House Humane Society’s new facility. We spoke with their team about how to best accomplish Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR) in their big city. Tree House is the largest TNR provider in Cook County, […]

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Illinois Considers a Bill to Support Counties’ Right to Save Cats

An Illinois bill would give counties the option to fund lifesaving programs for cats. The Senate and Agriculture Committee is considering Senate Bill 641-Amendment 1. Under this bill, if counties put their dog and cat registration fees into a county animal population control fund, they can use the money for lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. Community […]

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Big Love for Small Cats

Those of us who love the majesty of big cats often find ourselves mesmerized by footage of tigers, pumas, and lions going about their daily lives. We are fascinated by their agility, speed, instincts, and behaviors. It’s easy to see the similarities big cats share with their smaller, domestic cousins in our homes. Pound for pound, both have tremendous strength, wonder, and grace. Anyone who shares their life with a cat can agree that domestic cats carry the same independent streak that we see in big cats.

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Prohibit Cat Declawing

Published in the Exponent Telegraph (WV) on March 12, 2017. We applaud Delegate Rodney Pyles for taking the first step to prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats, which is a painful and unnecessary procedure. Too often, people who aren’t informed about declawing believe it’s a simple surgery to stop their cats from scratching, but it’s not […]

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