Healthy, Happy Cats on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

After more than 18 years, Alley Cat Allies’ Boardwalk Cats Project still brings pride and joy to staff members, volunteers, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, residents. This week, Alley Cat Allies hosted our semi-annual boardwalk cleanup to get the beloved Boardwalk Cats’ under-the-boardwalk homes clean and ready for the warm weather. “The cleanup group was […]

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Alley Cat Allies Hosts Community Cat Workshop in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. –  Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will lead a meeting of local cat advocates in Silver Spring to teach best practices for working with the cats who live outdoors in Montgomery County. The May 24 workshop, titled, “Helping Cats in Your Community,” will explain how people can care for community cats, sometimes called feral cats, as well as how to improve their lives […]

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Kitten Season: How To Save Kittens From Being Killed

BETHESDA, Md. – With kittens across the U.S. in danger of being killed in shelters this spring and summer, Alley Cat Allies is offering its Wait Until 8 program to help animal shelters, humane societies, and communities work together to save kittens’ lives instead. Many kittens are born between early spring and late summer, a […]

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Lynn Morra: A Dedicated Volunteer

Lynn Morra of Springfield, Oregon, isn’t one to dawdle. Not only does she work part-time as a field representative for the U.S. Census Bureau, but she also feeds neighborhood cats, volunteers at her local humane society (she has been named volunteer of the month), carries out Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and educates her community about free TNR […]

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Microchips: A Cat’s Ticket Home

May is Chip Your Pet Month, a time to educate and celebrate that a chip the size of a grain of rice can save a cat’s life. Microchipping an animal, whether a companion animal or a community cat, is the best way to ensure they will find their way back home. More cities around the nation understand the benefits of microchipping and are encouraging citizens to microchip the animals they care for.  On […]

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Alley Cat Allies Statement on Frederick Rabies Cases

FREDERICK, Md. – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, is monitoring reports of two cats testing positive for rabies from Frederick County, Md., and reaching out to offer its assistance to local volunteers and municipal leaders in the county.  Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, said that the […]

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Alley Cat Allies gets Kittens the Help They Need

From Darkness to Light With your support, Alley Cat Allies saved the life of a brave little kitten! In March, a tiny 4-week-old tabby was found huddled alone in a cold, pitch-black utility tunnel in Bethesda, Maryland, where Jakob Martin had been working. He heard the kitten’s distressed cries through the darkness. Since the kitten’s […]

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Earlier-Age Spay and Neuter Gains Momentum

Alley Cat Allies has long supported pediatric spay and neuter, which is performed when healthy kittens are about 2 months old and weigh 2 pounds. Now the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other veterinary groups are slowly moving in this direction. In a recent decision, the AVMA endorsed a recommendation that veterinarians spay and […]

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Postcards From the Edge:  Saving California’s ‘Fire Cats’

Alley Cat Allies is helping animal rescues keep hope alive for cats and people still recovering from the devastating 2017 California wildfires and 2018 mudslides. Surrounded by the smoke and chaos of the blazes, hundreds of cats were displaced from their homes. Alley Cat Allies provided grants to two local groups, Outcast Cat Help (OCH) […]

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Wait Until 8 Saves Kittens’ Lives

Like most animal shelters, Fort Bend County Animal Services and Harris County Animal Shelter, both in Texas, see an influx of kittens each spring and summer. This is kitten season, and this year, these two Texas shelters were prepared with Alley Cat Allies’ Wait Until 8 program. Here’s how it works: When people find litters […]

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