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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Meet Our Boardwalk Cats Project Volunteers: Frank Hoopes

Frank Hoopes is a U.S. Navy veteran, a community cat caregiver, and one of our longest-running Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project volunteers. During his military service in the 1960s, Frank sailed behind aircraft carriers to rescue pilots whose planes were shot down. Today, he’s still a hero—to the Boardwalk Cats who rely on him every day. “I make […]

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Meet Our Boardwalk Cats Project Volunteers: Rebecca Cooney-William

When Rebecca Cooney-Williams took a lunch break on the Atlantic City Boardwalk some 12 years ago, she got an unexpected dining companion in a little black and white cat. She named the cat Little Bit, and shared some of her tuna sandwich. It was the first of many meals Rebecca would give Little Bit—alongside the […]

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Get Ready to Fight for Humane Laws

What could be more important than fighting for laws that protect cats? Thanks to your support, 2017 has been a great year for pro-cat laws, and we’re already preparing to continue that winning streak in 2018! State legislatures are getting ready for new sessions that begin in January, and we’re gearing up to support bills […]

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Showing Compassion for Cats on Global Cat Day

From fundraising events in Iceland to low-cost spay and neuter clinics in Central America, individuals and groups from all around the world are taking part in Alley Cat Allies’ inaugural Global Cat Day on October 16. On this day of action and throughout the month, people everywhere will stand up for cats in their communities. […]

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Global Cat Day Is October 16

BETHESDA, MD–Alley Cat Allies will celebrate the international premiere of Global Cat Day on Oct. 16, 2017, as a day for people around the world to stand up for policies that protect all cats in their communities. Participants are signing a pledge on GlobalCatDay.org to support advocacy efforts for all cats, including the cats who call the outdoors their home.   With the campaign already racing toward a goal of 100,000 people taking the pledge by year’s end, Alley Cat Allies president […]

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Alaska Board of Game Considers Proposal to Allow Trap-Neuter-Return

Alaska could soon allow communities across the state to implement Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs to save cats’ lives. If the Alaska Board of Game passes Proposal 62, communities statewide will be allowed to practice TNR, the only humane and effective approach to community cat populations. With such an important proposal at stake, Alley Cat Allies is […]

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Vacation Tails: Cats Among Dinosaurs on Oregon’s Northwest Coast

With a lush and untouched beauty, Oregon’s northwest coast is a rich paradise of moss, myrtle, and giant fern. Sea-chiseled rocks and gnarled trees line the coast, luring photographers and dazzling sightseers. It’s the reason my wife, Cathie, and I decided to travel there. I am a photographer, and Oregon is a photographer’s dream. Every […]

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Animals and People Can Be Safely Sheltered Together

During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, civic leaders and first responders learned a tragic lesson: People won’t leave their pets behind in disasters, particularly when emergency housing shelters enforce a no-pet policy. Sadly, this cost far too many pet owners their lives. So, when Hurricane Harvey pounded parts of Texas in August, Houston officials announced that […]

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