At Alley Cat Allies, our top priority is to provide you with the tools and information you need to protect cats while also protecting yourself in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because you can and should continue caring for community cats during the coronavirus pandemic—and we’re here to help you do so safely. That’s why we’ve created two important new resources:

Those of us who care for community cats know it can draw the attention of our neighbors. They often want to know what we’re doing and why. Under normal circumstances, it would be the perfect time to have a conversation on why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) saves cats’ lives and benefits communities.

However, we’ve all had to shift the ways we interact with others since the COVID-19 crisis began. Maintaining social distancing is critical to stay safe.

Our new handouts are here to help. These special cards are available to download and print so you can take them with you whenever you’re out in the field. So, the next time you’re out doing TNR and someone is curious, these handouts will help speak for you. They explain your important work while also urging passersby to respect that you are social distancing and to not approach.

We suggest keeping the handouts on a nearby table or to set one down and walk away so the other person can pick it up safely.

For more information on how to care for community cats during the COVID-19 pandemic, please review our COVID-19 Guide: Community Cat Caregivers and our guide to Feeding Community Cats During COVID-19.

Please stay safe and make use of these new COVID-19 handouts. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at alleycat.org/GetHelp. Alley Cat Allies is here for you and for the cats—during COVID-19 and always.