Community Cat Caregiver in Ohio Sentenced to Jail Time for Feeding Stray Cats

A 79-year-old woman in Garfield Heights, Ohio has been sentenced jail time for feeding stray cats in her community. Punishing people like Nancy S. for helping cats is a miscarriage of justice. When community cat caregivers feed cats, it is a compassionate act. These good Samaritans not only help cats, they are often providing a valuable […]

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Alley Cat Allies Congratulates New York for Cat Declawing Ban

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 22, 2019 – Alley Cat Allies congratulates New York for becoming the first state to ban the declawing of cats. Today Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill from the New York legislature that prohibits the surgical procedure. The ban takes effect immediately. “Gov. Cuomo and New York legislators have earned our […]

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Letter to the Editor: Stick to facts with cats

This letter to the editor was original published on July 15, 2019 in the Northern Virginia Daily. Editor: Your recent news report of a kitten infected with rabies in Front Royal makes this an excellent time to review the truth about cats who live outside. Decisions about the best approach for community cats, sometimes called […]

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New York Becomes First State to Ban Declawing

A bill to prohibit declaw surgery throughout the state of New York is officially law. On June 4, The New York Assembly and Senate both passed the bill and delivered it to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Governor signed the bill this morning, July 22, making New York the first state to ban […]

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Sweat Equity: Making Positive Change for Every Kitty, in Every City

Before I head to Every Kitty Every City® TEXAS on July 23, I invite you to think about the meaning of the term sweat equity. When you hear it, you might picture a young, strapped-for-cash entrepreneur trying to build a new business. With no money in her pockets, she instead puts in hard work to […]

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Celebrating 29 Years of Saving Cats’ Lives

In 1990, when Becky Robinson founded Alley Cat Allies, the world was a different place: She wrote our first newsletter herself on a typewriter and stuffed and stamped hundreds of envelopes by hand to send them to our first supporters. Email did not exist the way it does today and the web was only a […]

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From the Field: Amazing Organizations in Barcelona Protect Cats

Hello, it’s Molly Armus, Alley Cat Allies’ Staff Attorney! In my work, I’m always connecting with officials and advocates to educate about and implement laws and policies that protect the lives of all cats, no matter where they live. I can’t turn off my advocacy even while on vacation! So when I traveled to Barcelona, […]

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Alley Cat Allies’ Every Kitty, Every City TEXAS

Only one week left, so register now—you won’t want to miss this special event! Register now!   Every Kitty, Every City® TEXAS WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:00 a.m.—Check-in beings 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Sessions and networking 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.—Meow and Mingle reception WHERE: The Statler 1914 Commerce St Dallas, TX 75201 FEE: $25 (Includes access to […]

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Alley Cat Allies Holds Community Cat Workshop in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – June 25, 2019 – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will host a free workshop that will explain why Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the only humane and effective method to address populations of community cats, sometimes called feral cats. The workshop is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

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