Lost & Found Cat Resources for a feral cat

Alley Cat Allies Resources

Posters | Alley Cat Allies, Animal Shelter, Veterinarian Awareness

Look at That Cat! A Quick Guide to Identifying Cats

Our “Look at That Cat” poster is the guide you need to easily identify cats. Hang this poster up for quick reference to describe cats’ coat color, pattern, and length, and determine if they are male or female. Knowing how to accurately describe cats is important whether you work with cats, have your own cats, or care for community cats. While cats can appear in countless variations of coat colors, patterns, and more, this poster covers the basics.

Case Studies | Animal Shelter, Plan to Scan, Veterinarian Awareness

The Power of a Microchip: Reuniting Cats and their Families

A scan of a microchip reunited these cats with their families—and this is just scratching the surface of all the success stories!

Guide/How-to | Spay/Neuter

High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter Clinic Guide

Holding a spay and neuter clinic is the best way to improve the lives of as many cats as possible. In assembly line fashion, stations help guide a cat from trap to anesthesia and through surgery to other necessary treatment areas. Stations can include: check-in/registration, anesthesia, prep, surgery, vaccination, grooming, and discharge/recovery. The following outlines Alley Cat Allies’ approach to running a clinic, but there are many different approaches to a successful spay and neuter clinic.

Newsletter | Alley Cat Allies, Anti-Cruelty

White Paper | Animal Shelter, Anti-Cruelty, Community Change, Trap-Neuter-Return

Conflict Resolution—How to Organize Quickly to Protect Community Cats

Not everybody understands the benefits of community cats and Trap-Neuter-Return. That means community cat colonies can sometimes face the risk of being removed from an area.

If there is ever a disagreement over community cats, it's important that you're ready to protect them. Our Conflict Resolution Fact Sheet is here to help. This guide is full of information to help you assess the situation, create a plan of action, and successfully advocate on behalf of community cats.

Guide/How-to | Animal Shelter, Plan to Scan, Veterinarian Awareness

Microchips Save Lives

Posters | Animal Shelter, Community Change, Veterinarian Awareness

“Help! I Found a Cat Outdoors” Poster

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response

Feeding Community Cats During COVID-19

Our recommendation is for caregivers to carry on with their care and feeding routines so long as the caregiver is not infected with or experiencing symptoms of the virus (or exposed to anyone who is) or under mandatory quarantine for having been exposed to a person with the virus, and provided that the caregiver maintains appropriate social distancing guidelines. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We will keep you updated if and when we become aware of new information.

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response

COVID-19 Guide: Community Cat Caregivers

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response

COVID-19 Guide: You & Your Pet Cat

Find answers based on information from leading animal and human health experts to questions about how to care for your cats in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. In addition, there are two checklists that pet owners may find helpful.

Publications | Animal Shelter Transparency Project, Community Change, Shelter Transformation

Obtaining Animal Shelter Records: A Guide for Advocates

Asking your local shelter to share their records with you will help you get the facts about outcomes for animals in your community–like how many cats are adopted or killed–and that information can help you advocate to make changes that save cats’ lives.

Research | Trap-Neuter-Return

Trap-Neuter-Return Research Compendium