Tips for Community Cat Care This Winter

When temperatures drop and the winter chill sets in, the people who care for community cats aren’t staying put in their heated homes. They’re bundling up in their winter gear and doing what they’ve done all year: helping to keep the cats healthy and happy. In Atlantic City, NJ, the caregivers who monitor and feed […]

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Fundación FeliNNos Improves Cats’ Lives in Chile

Verónica Basterrica Wijnands is a one-woman whirlwind on a mission to transform communities in Chile to improve the lives of cats. As founder and director of nonprofit cat welfare organization Fundación FeliNNos, and a member of our Feral Friends Network, Verónica works tirelessly as she practices Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and educates citizens about what’s best for […]

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Denver Makes Declawing Cats Illegal

The Denver City Council on Monday unanimously passed a bill that bans the cruel practice of declawing cats in the city unless it’s deemed medically necessary. The ordinance is effective immediately, making Colorado the only state besides California to have at least one city banning declawing. Alley Cat Allies sent letters of support to council […]

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Talking to Your Relatives About Cat Advocacy This Holiday Season

Dear Allies, There’s so much to look forward to this holiday season and, of course, some things you’d rather avoid. How many Thanksgivings must you explain to your Aunt Gertrude and Uncle Harold what TNR means, only to have them forget by Christmas? Believe me, I hear you. I’ve been doing this for 27 years […]

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Letter to the Editor: OSU to Host Controversial Anti-Cat Advocate

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on November 7, 2017 On November 8, controversial author Peter Marra will be speaking at The Ohio State University (OSU). In the name of “wildlife conservation,” Marra calls for removing all cats who live outdoors. He has no evidence that it’s possible to round up and kill all free-roaming cats, nor evidence that society supports such violently extreme programs. Also, as he himself acknowledges, there’s no evidence that cats are having species-level impact on wildlife in the continental U.S. Marra attempts to estimate wildlife predation […]

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Community Cares for San Francisco’s Cats

It’s a quiet afternoon in the modest San Francisco neighborhood of Bayview—until a community cat caregiver calls out to her small colony in a booming voice from the porch of her home. It’s meal time, and this ritual is a joy to behold. One by one, four of her community cats emerge—out of bushes, from […]

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Not Just a Nail Trim: The Fight Against Declawing

A bill that would ban the cruel practice of declawing a cat in Denver, Colorado is heading into a final vote on Monday, November 13. If it passes, Denver will become the first city in North America outside of California to make declawing a cat illegal. Denver residents can submit emails supporting the Denver Declaw […]

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Alaska Board of Game to Hear Testimony About Trap-Neuter-Return

The Alaska Board of Game will soon hear public testimony on a lifesaving proposal that would strengthen Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in the state, if passed. TNR is the only humane and effective approach to community cat populations. Alley Cat Allies is urging Alaska residents to attend the Board of Game meeting and testify in support of […]

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Halloween Cat Safety Tips

Halloween is almost here, with its creepy decorations and costumed trick-or-treaters. But what’s fun for people isn’t always so much fun for our feline friends. Alley Cat Allies has tips to help you keep your cats and other pets safe and comfortable on Halloween night. 1. Make sure candy is off limits to cats Many […]

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Meet our Boardwalk Cats Project Volunteers: Nina Ficca

Nina Ficca first learned about Alley Cat Allies in a local news report in 2014, and was inspired by our lifesaving work. She had just adopted her first kitten, so she was eager to get involved in anything that helped cats. She donated to us, and in the process learned about one of our annual […]

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