Lost & Found Cat Resources for a feral cat

Alley Cat Allies Resources

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response, Feral Friends Network, Veterinarian Awareness

COVID-19 Protocols for Veterinarians

Guide/How-to | Animal Shelter, Disaster Response

COVID-19 Protocols for Animal Shelters

Guide/How-to | Disaster Response, Trap-Neuter-Return

COVID-19 Guide: Safety Tips and Precautions for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

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 |

Feral and Stray Cats—An Important Difference

What is a feral cat? What is a stray cat? Can you tell the difference? Discover the truth about behavior and socialization to understand community cats.

Fact Sheet | Veterinarian Awareness

Protocols: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) Testing

Many veterinary spay/neuter clinics do not test feral cats for FeLV or FIV, because most enjoy excellent health and are no more likely to be infected with these viruses than owned cats.

Fact Sheet | Veterinarian Awareness

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Fact Sheet | Veterinarian Awareness

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Research | Cats and the Law

Cat Licensing Laws

Passing a law mandating that all owners license their cats will increase the number of cats killed in animal pounds and shelters.

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 | Animal Shelter, Veterinarian Awareness

A Visual Guide to Cat Body Language

Cats communicate primarily through body language including their posture, tail, and ears. Learn more by using our visual guide to cat body language.

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!