Australia Study Shows Benefits of Trap-Neuter-Return

A landmark study on a college campus that was once hostile to its community cat population has proven what Alley Cat Allies has observed time and again: Targeted Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs are extremely effective in stabilizing cat populations over time. The nine-year study of campus cats at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, […]

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Alley Cat Allies Statement on the “Cat Count” Project in Washington, D.C. 

Bethesda, Md. (July 20, 2018) – Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson has offered the following statement about the announcement of the “Cat Count” project in Washington, D.C.  “The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Rescue Alliance, and PetSmart Charities have announced the launch of their three-year $1.5 million research project, DC Cat Count. These groups each have long histories […]

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Alley Cat Allies Helps Fort Bend County Embrace Trap-Neuter-Return

Fort Bend County, Texas, has joined hundreds of other communities around the nation that provide lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs for community cats. Alley Cat Allies was there when the County Commissioners adopted the ordinance in June. We returned to the county in July to create programs to ensure Fort Bend’s success with TNR. The new […]

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A Profile in Compassion: Christine Braun, D.V.M.—Volunteer to Veterinarian

From cleaning cages as a teenage volunteer to performing low cost spay and neuter surgeries as head veterinarian 13 years later, Christine “Chrissy” Braun, D.V.M., rose through the ranks at the nonprofit organization CatNap from the Heart with one goal: save as many animals’ lives as possible.  Braun grew up in LaGrange Park, Illinois, near CatNap and began volunteering […]

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia, Embraces Trap-Neuter-Return Project

Julie Brommer never carried out Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), but that didn’t stop her from launching a TNR program on Virginia’s Eastern Shore with help from Alley Cat Allies and Caring Hands Animal Support and Education (CHASE). First, Brommer recruited volunteers to trap and return cats to their outdoor homes, and veterinarians to spay and neuter them. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Fort Bend’s New Legislation Benefits Cats

Published in the Fort Bend Herald on June 22, 2018 Congratulations to Fort Bend County and thank you Fort Bend County Commissioners for taking a progressive step for its community cats by passing an ordinance that allows for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR will benefit residents and cats living here, just as it has improved hundreds of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Cats Are Not a Threat

Published in the Honolulu Civil Beat on June 20, 2018 Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources unnecessarily provoked alarm by claiming that cats “pose a significant health risk to people.” (“3 More Monk Seals Die From Disease Linked To Feral Cats”) Just three months ago, the Hawaii Department of Health testified to the legislature […]

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Tabitha Kucera Is on a Mission to Educate People About Trap-Neuter-Return

As a veterinary technician, Tabitha Kucera fielded many questions over the years about community cats and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) from clients at the Ohio clinic where she worked. Locals also reached out to Kucera on social media, where she had been advocating for TNR. Even many of her fellow veterinary professionals weren’t familiar with the practice. […]

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