Samoans Show Support for Community Cats: Trapped in Paradise Days 2-3

This story is third in a five-part series, Trapped in Paradise. Read the next story in the series. The team in American Samoa really hit the ground running! For their first official spay and neuter clinic, which took place on October 12 in the capital, Pago Pago, they had 22 cats waiting—who were successfully trapped […]

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Innovation Leads to Success in American Samoa: Trapped in Paradise Days 4-5

This story is four in a five-part series, Trapped in Paradise. Read the next story in the series. On October 15, the trapping team headed out into the National Park of American Samoa, where there is a village called Vatia. It’s pretty much paradise—sandy beaches, palm trees, gorgeous ocean, mountain views…and lots of cats! Being […]

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More Frightening Than Halloween?

By Becky Robinson   Be scared…very, very scared. I’m not talking about Halloween, when ghosts and goblins abound. I’m talking about something even more frightening. I’m talking about the mass eradication of cats in the environment. There are many reasons to be horrified. One is the notion that some conservationists, who call for the mass […]

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Kristen Lindsey’s Veterinary License Suspended, Not Revoked

Five-year suspension, but Lindsey can practice again after one. On October 18, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners decided to fully suspend Kristen Lindsey’s veterinary license for only one year. Lindsey, a Texas veterinarian, killed a cat named Tiger by shooting an arrow through his head. She then posted a picture of it on […]

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Punishment for Cat-Killing Veterinarian in Texas Too Lenient, Says Alley Cat Allies

AUSTIN, Texas—Alley Cat Allies decries today’s decision that will allow recreational cat-killer Kristen Lindsey to be re-licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas after only a year’s suspension. Lindsey shot an arrow through the head of Tiger the cat and boasted about the killing on social media. The vote taken today by the Texas Board […]

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Alley Cat Allies in Action: National Feral Cat Day 2016

Every day is an opportunity to help cats. But October 16 is an important date at Alley Cat Allies as this is National Feral Cat Day. This is when we launch our annual educational campaign with groups and individuals throughout the USA and across the world to protect the lives of all cats in all […]

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National Feral Cat Day® is October 16!

BETHESDA, MD.—Cat advocates have scheduled over 1,000 events worldwide to join Alley Cat Allies in celebrating the 16th anniversary of National Feral Cat Day on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Inspired by this year’s theme, “All Cats All Communities,” supporters from around the world are advocating for the lives of cats and educating their communities about humane policies, like Trap-Neuter-Return […]

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From the Field: Properly Managed Property Protects Community Cats

It’s very encouraging to meet property management teams who realize the benefits of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for people and cats—an experience I recently had in Prince George’s (P.G.) County, MD. A property management team had reached out to the National Cat Help Desk for information on how to properly manage their apartment building’s growing cat population. […]

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