Helping Cats in Your Community Webinar
Sebring, OH, Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance
Alley Cat Allies assisted with the drafting and language of this 2016 TNR ordinance. It provides straightforward definitions of TNR-related terms that help protect community cats and their caregivers. It also clarifies that TNR is not abandonment and ensures that community cats are included among the animals legally protected from being injured or killed.
Alley Cat Action: Volume 15 No. 2, Spring 2005
In Partnership with Animal Control to Save Feral Cats
Alley Cat Action: Volume 16 No. 3, Summer 2006
ACA’s TNR Drive in New Orleans
Online Assistance: Advice About Cats
Become Cats’ Most Powerful Advocate
Get the information you need to advocate for cats in your community. You’ll learn more about how local governments work, how to speak effectively to persuade elected officials, and how to rally your community in support of humane laws for cats.
A Visual Guide to Cat Body Language
One of the primary ways cats communicate is through body language. For example, the position of a cat's tail can indicate whether she's interested or fearful of you. Learn what a cat is telling you by using our visual guide to cat body language.
Alley Cat Action, Volume 28, Issue 2, Winter 2018
Trapped in Paradise
Alley Cat Action, Volume 28, Issue 1, Fall 2017
Get Ready to Fight for Humane Laws
Understanding Your Local Government & Animal Control
Local governments administer animal control in various ways. It is important to understand how your jurisdiction manages animal control so that you can effectively advocate for change. Your first step in a campaign for change will be to orient yourself to your local government structure, identify the appropriate decision makers, and build lines of communication with them.
How to Find Laws That Relate to Cats
If you are involved with feral cats, Trap-Neuter-Return, colony care, or advocating on behalf of cats, knowing your local laws about cats—as well as your state anti-cruelty laws—is valuable. There may be local laws that directly, or indirectly, effect Trap-Neuter-Return programs and other work you are doing. Additionally, anti-cruelty laws exist in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and apply to all cats—companion, abandoned, lost, and feral.