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Alley Cat Allies Resources

Guide/How-to | Cats and the Law

How to Draft a Lifesaving Cat Ordinance with Trap-Neuter-Return

NEWLY UPDATED! Now with a model TNR ordinance template! Since 1990, Alley Cat Allies has been the only national organization practicing and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and the humane care of feral cats. As a result of this experience, we are regularly contacted by communities and legislative bodies across the country that are seeking our input on ordinances. They ask us both to review draft ordinances and to suggest appropriate language for inclusion in those drafts.

Guide/How-to | Alley Cat Allies

Halloween Safety Tips for Cats

White Paper | Animal Shelter, Feral Friends Network

Getting Your Paws on More Money: Overcoming Fundraising Phobia

No matter how much we may wish it wasn’t so, money is essential to achieving our goals for the animals. You need to bring financial resources in on an ongoing basis. Download this white paper to help you understand the reasons and steps to gain funding to help your organization reach its goals and save animals’ lives.

Guide/How-to | Feral Friends Network, Trap-Neuter-Return

Feeding Station Options

Posters | Spay/Neuter, Veterinarian Awareness

Megestrol Acetate (MA) – Short-term Non-surgical Contraception for Female Cats

Research | Trap-Neuter-Return

Feral Cat Health Analysis: Living Healthy Lives Outdoors

Feral cats—or cats not socialized to humans—are healthy and content in their outdoor homes. Research shows they do not suffer harsh lives or pose a health risk to other cats.

Guide/How-to | Community Change

Advocating for Cats – A Quick Guide

5 Ways to Advocate for Cats

You don’t have to do Trap-Neuter-Return in order to help cats. You can make a difference in cats’ lives by working for change at the local level. Help build the movement to expand humane care for cats and end the killing by raising awareness and educating others about feral cats and about what’s going on in our nation’s animal shelters. Use our 5 Ways to Advocate for Cats in Your Community.

Guide/How-to | Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats' Lives, Shelter Transformation

Transforming Shelters to Save More Cats: A Blueprint for Change

Guide/How-to | Veterinarian Awareness

Veterinary Resource Center

Our Veterinary Resource Center has all the answers about cat health and behavior. Veterinarians: read all about community cat medical concerns. Learn more!

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response

COVID-19 Guide: Community Cat Caregivers

Guide/How-to | Veterinarian Awareness

Advocacy Tools: Veterinary Awareness

Get the materials you need to share information with veterinarians about community cats and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), all in one convenient bundle! This is a great way to help veterinarians get started in incorporating community cats into their practice.

Guide/How-to | Spay/Neuter, Veterinarian Awareness

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.