Feral Friend Network Profile: Villikettir in Iceland

This Reykjavík-based TNR organization, formed in 2014, is saving cats’ lives all around the country through TNR, feeding, and rescues from hoarding conditions.  Villikettir first learned the ropes from TNR advocates in the U.S. and is the only active TNR group in Iceland.  In 2017, Villikettir adopted out nearly 400 cats, and provided spay or […]

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Council Tables Feeding Ban After Cat Advocates Speak Out

Cat advocates in the city of Urbana, Ohio, spoke out strongly in January against a proposed ordinance that would punish community cat caregivers with a misdemeanor crime for feeding community cats. The Urbana City Council listened, then unanimously voted down the ordinance. Now, council members say they plan to form a committee to discuss the […]

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Alley Cat Allies Statement about Journal of Conservation Biology article

Bethesda, MD–Alley Cat Allies president and founder Becky Robinson has offered the following statement about the article by Loss and Marra that was published by the Journal of Conservation Biology on Jan. 29, 2018. “Despite what Loss and Marra say, there is nothing close to scientific consensus backing their views and conclusions. A close look at […]

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Letter to the Editor: Feeding ban for Urbana’s cats would fail

Published in The Urbana Daily Citizen on January 26, 2018 We applaud the city of Urbana for taking a proposed feeding ban off the table, voting it down unanimously, and instead exploring implementing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR has widespread community support, and the citizens of Urbana understand that it’s a much better option for their community. […]

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Letter to the Editor: How to Manage Green Bay’s Cats

Published in The Green Bay Press Gazette on January 25, 2018 Recent public remarks from the veterinarian and animal control communities have brought to light the great success of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in the Green Bay area for community cats, often called feral or outdoor cats. The results are fantastic, adding proof to why TNR is […]

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California Disasters Bring Out Compassion and Community

For hundreds of California’s “fire cats,” it’s out of the rubble and into the arms of rescue. If there is something positive to be gleaned from these raging wildfires and mudslides, which caused so much pain and destruction in California, it is this: You learn about the wonderful and devoted volunteers in your community who work on a daily basis, without recognition, to help people and animals. Now, in the aftermath of these disasters, those very same volunteers are out in force, doing what they always do.

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Bringing Cats Home After the Northern California Wildfires

Nemo, a tiny tabby, disappeared for 87 days amid the chaos of the Northern California wildfires in October 2017. He and many other cats went missing when thousands of residents fled Sonoma County as the blazes lit up homes and businesses. Just a few days into the new year, Nemo was reunited with his family. […]

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Going the Distance for Trap-Neuter-Return

Many people take the initiative to learn Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) after they see community cats in their own backyard or neighborhood. Lisa Chang took action after she learned about cats in another state. During her winter break, Chang, a New York teacher, traveled more than 200 miles to Silver Spring, Maryland, to carry out TNR for […]

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Alley Cat Allies Hosts Community Cat Workshop

Media Advisory What Workshop about Trap-Neuter-Return for Atlantic County’s community cats When: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. Where: Atlantic County Public Library, Egg Harbor Twp. Branch 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. 08234 Who: The workshop is presented by Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies […]

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Alley Cat Allies Staff Rescues Cat From Busy Highway

The young tortoiseshell was on the median of a busy six-lane causeway in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, as stretches of cars and buses zoomed by. Kim Kean, the Atlantic City program manager at Alley Cat Allies, just happened to be driving by on this frigid afternoon, with below-freezing temperatures, when she spotted the cat. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “Normally, I’m really calm, […]

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