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Alley Cat Allies Resources

Guide/How-to | Alley Cat Allies, Animal Shelter, Community Change, Kittens / "Leave Them Be", Trap-Neuter-Return

The Cat Socialization Continuum: A Guide to Interactions Between Cats and Humans

Alley Cat Allies' "The Cat Socialization Continuum: A Guide to Interactions Between Cats and Humans" will help you understand the many degrees of socialization cats can exhibit and how to apply that knowledge to best care for, help, and protect them.

Fact Sheet | Cats and the Law

Know Your Rights: How to Talk to Local Authorities

If you are approached by animal control in relation to your position caring for cats, it’s important that you understand your rights under the law. Just like police, animal control officers and humane investigators are bound by the law. They can’t simply search your property, stop and question you, or cite you without a reason. But caregivers often consent to requests by animal control officers because they don’t know they have the option to say “no.”

Video | Trap-Neuter-Return

All About Trap-Neuter-Return

What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)? Learn the basics of the only humane, effective approach to community cats—and you’ll understand why countless towns and cities are embracing it.

Research | Trap-Neuter-Return

Trap-Neuter-Return Research Compendium

Newsletter |

Protecting Cats Now and Through Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Guide/How-to | Kittens / "Leave Them Be"

How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Progression: At-a-Glance

Check out our newborn kitten progression chart. Get important answers to questions like: how to tell how old a kitten is and when do cats open their eyes?

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.

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response

COVID-19 Guide: Community Cat Caregivers

Guide/How-to | Kittens / "Leave Them Be"

How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Guide: Ten Weeks

Guide/How-to | Kittens / "Leave Them Be"

How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Guide: One Week

Fact Sheet | Veterinarian Awareness

Protocols: Spay and Neuter Surgery

Guide/How-to | Kittens / "Leave Them Be"

How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Guide: Nine Weeks