Ohio Humane Officer With Record of Killing Animals Finally Fired

A humane officer in Ohio who has sparked public outcry multiple times for cruelly killing animals, and whose dismissal Alley Cat Allies has repeatedly called for, has finally been fired. According to local media reports, Officer Barry Accorti of North Ridgeville was dismissed following allegations that he killed five young rabbits by breaking their necks. […]

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Connecticut Close to Requiring Animal Shelter Registration

Connecticut’s animal shelters are on the verge of important humane change. Thanks in part to Alley Cat Allies’ supporters, a bill to require all Connecticut shelters to register with the state is now eligible for Governor Dannel Malloy’s desk. All that is left is for Governor Malloy to sign House Bill 6334 into law. Under […]

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Nevada Passes Bill That Supports Trap-Neuter-Return

A new law in Nevada supports Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and helps feral cats. On June 2, the Nevada governor signed Senate Bill 411, which makes it clear that Trap-Neuter-Return of a feral cat is not abandonment. Feral cats have a home—the outdoors—so returning them there after getting them spayed and neutered is not the same as […]

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Pushing for Cat-Friendly Ordinances Across the Country

Help Desk Success: Cat-Friendly Ordinances Whether we’re pushing for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs or fighting against cat licensing requirements, a big part of protecting cats is ensuring that laws are on their side. Alley Cat Allies’ program and legal teams have been hard at work helping cat advocates pass or defeat ordinances that affect cats. We […]

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Letter: New York should pass ban on cat declawing

Published in the Albany Times Union on May 29, 2017 New York has the opportunity to demonstrate that cat declawing, a painful and unnecessary procedure, has no place in a society that values the humane treatment of animals. It should approve the declawing ban currently under consideration by the state Legislature. Declawing is not as […]

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Becky Robinson Honored as “Lifetime Champion” for Cats in Louisiana

Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, has been recognized as a “Lifetime Champion” for cats and presented with the “Golden Paw Award” by the Feral Cat Consortium in Southeast Louisiana. The award recognizes her personal support, as well as that of Alley Cat Allies, in helping the Consortium and other groups in the region to save the lives of cats in the bayou state.

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Alley Cat Allies Works to Save Kittens From Being Killed in Shelters With Innovative “Wait Until 8” Program

BETHESDA, MD—Through the innovative Wait Until 8 program, Alley Cat Allies is helping shelters and communities work together to save orphaned kittens from being killed. The program empowers people to become at-home kitten caregivers for neonatal kittens until they reach eight weeks of age and are available for adoption. “Every year, well-meaning people find thousands of kittens outdoors and […]

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You Can Be a Kitten Caregiver

Gina was in her backyard last April when she heard faint cries. She didn’t immediately see anything out of the ordinary, but she followed the sounds to her old shed, where she was surprised to find four tiny, meowing kittens. Gina knew they must be very young—they were smaller than any kitten she’d ever seen—but […]

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