Feral Friends Network Application: Individual

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Please complete this application only if you are an INDIVIDUAL, and wish to become a listed resource for the cats in your community via Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friends Network

If you represent an organization helping community cats, please apply using our ORGANIZATION application found here

If you need assistance with cats in your community, please exit this application and visit www.alleycat.org/FindFeralFriends.
Application Overview

Thanks for your interest in joining Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friends Network! 

The Feral Friends Network is made up of individuals and groups across the world who work to protect and improve cats’ lives. Feral Friends Network members are resources in their community and have expertise on things like Trap-Neuter-Return, foster and adoption, community relations, and veterinary care.  

Feral Friends Network members are not representatives or agents of Alley Cat Allies and are not required to provide hands-on assistance.


Alley Cat Allies is always working to expand our Feral Friends Network. 

You might be a qualified candidate if you have knowledge and experience working with outdoor cats, and feel comfortable answering questions from the general public about one or more of the following topics:

  • Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) 
  • Foster & Adoption
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Veterinary Assistance 
  • Trap Rentals
  • Other Assistance

Does this sound like you?  Apply now!

Not sure yet? Keep reading:

You can provide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance if…

You are experienced trapper or caregiver who wants to share their knowledge of community cats and TNR with anyone concerned about cats living outdoors.

You can provide Foster & Adoption assistance if…

You are an experienced foster care provider who is willing to share their expertise in properly caring and finding homes for socialized cats and kittens.

You can provide Education & Advocacy assistance if …

You are a passionate and experienced advocate that wants to work with neighborhoods, cities, or communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.

You can provide Veterinary Assistance if…

You are a veterinary professional who is willing and able to provide services for community cats, or offer low-cost spay and neuter services.

You can provide other assistance if…

You have unique skillsets that could benefit people caring or advocating for cats. Such skills may include: legal services, website and graphic design services, photography services, etc.

You can provide Trap Rentals if…

You own or have access to humane box traps or drop traps, and are willing to lend them to members of the community to assist with TNR efforts.
Applicant Information

Tell us about yourself! Let’s start with the basics…

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Your Public Directory Information

How should those using the Feral Friends Network contact you? Please provide your preferred contact information. Remember, all Feral Friends Network members are expected to respond to requests within 48-hours. Please provide a phone number or email address that you check frequently.

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URL Address

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Additional Service Zip/Postal Codes

Our search feature locates Feral Friends Network members by searching within a 25, 50, or 75-mile radius of a given zip code. Once your application is approved, your information will appear in searches which incorporate the zip code listed above

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Your Services and Experience

In which of the following areas do you have experience working with community cats? What services would you like to provide?


Eartipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated community cat.  It is the preferred method to identify spayed or neutered and vaccinated community cats, because it is difficult to get close to them and therefore the identification must be visible from a distance.  To learn more about Eartipping protocols, please visit http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=459

Additional FIV and FeLV Information

As a resource for TNR in your community, some individuals may turn to you with questions about FIV/FeLV and testing. For more information on these diseases and Alley Cat Allies’ official stance on testing, please visit www.alleycat.org/FeLV-FIV

If you are working with veterinarians who have questions about our testing policy, please visit www.alleycat.org/veterinarian for protocols, information, printable factsheets, and more!

Feral Friends Network Member Agreement

To be accepted into the network, applicants must share and support Alley Cat Allies’ positions, and agree to our stance on testing.  Please read the statements below and let us know if these are things you can agree to. 

As a Feral Friends Network member, I will:

Uphold and support Alley Cat Allies’ mission to transform and develop communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.
What We Do

Alley Cat Allies is dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of all cats, regardless of what side of the door they are on. To learn more about our mission, please visit www.alleycat.org/AboutUs. To better understand the work we do for cats in your community and around the country, please visit www.alleycat.org/WhatWeDo.  

Recognize that community cats lead healthy lives outdoors and recommend Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for community cats.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only humane and effective approach for community cats. You can learn more about the case for TNR at www.alleycat.org/CaseforTNR. Did you know that outdoor cats are just as healthy as owned cats? Learn more about the health of outdoor cats at www.alleycat.org/HealthyOutdoors

Not test cats for FeLV or FIV while conducting TNR if they appear healthy, in accordance with Alley Cat Allies stance on testing found at www.alleycat.org/FeLV-FIV.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Many veterinary spay and neuter clinics do not test for FeLV or FIV, because most community cats enjoy excellent health and are no more likely to be infected with disease than owned cats. Learn more at www.alleycat.org/FeLV-FIV.

Respond to requests for help within 48-hours, even if I cannot offer assistance or referrals
Feral Friend Member Responsiveness

Alley Cat Allies hears from thousands of people every year looking for help with cats. Because we cannot be everywhere, we rely on our Feral Friends Network members to serve a resource for cats in their community, and offer the advice, support, and referrals we might not be able to provide in a timely fashion. Responsiveness is critical, and may save lives. For more information about the Feral Friends Network, visit www.alleycat.org/FeralFriends

Offer advice or assistance to the best of my ability as indicated within this application.
Additional Information on our Feral Friend Network

The Feral Friends Network is a resource directory for any and all individuals looking to help cats. Alley Cat Allies adds individuals and groups based on the representations they make regarding their knowledge, experience, and practices, and trusts them to do their part to protect and promote the humane treatment of cats. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions available at www.alleycat.org/FAQ#sectionFFN.  
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Before you go, please help us to better understand how we are engaging the public and getting our message out there. 

And now for the legal stuff!

There are just a few more things to clarify...

Being accepted as a Feral Friends Network member DOES NOT make you a representative, employee, volunteer, or agent of Alley Cat Allies, nor does it authorize you or your organization to represent or speak on Alley Cat Allies’ behalf. 

Alley Cat Allies reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any person from Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friends Network with or without cause and may or may not, in its discretion, inform the Feral Friends Network member of removal or reason for removal.

Last step!

Please read the statements below, and check the appropriate boxes to verify that you have reviewed them. Click here to name this section

By electronically signing this application...

Electronic Signature and Consent

By selecting the "I Accept" button, entering your full name above and below, and selecting "submit", you are signing this Feral Friends Network Application and related Agreements electronically with an electronic signature.   You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Feral Friends Network Application and related Agreements.  By selecting "I Accept" you consent to be legally bound by this Feral Friends Network Application and related Agreements.