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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.”

Fact Sheet | Cats and Wildlife, Veterinarian Awareness

Biology and Behavior of the Cat

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 | Alley Cat Allies, Cats and Wildlife

Alley Cat Allies’ Ant Proof Bowl Recommendations

Ant-proof bowls are great for summer feeding! Learn the best ways and the right bowls to keep food and water free of bugs in warm weather.

Research | Anti-Cruelty

Research: Anti-Cruelty

Fact Sheet | Anti-Cruelty, Cats and Wildlife, Cats and the Law

Animal Cruelty Facts: Understanding the Law and the Link

Animal cruelty laws exist in all 50 states, however they are lacking. Learn what you can do to help your community.

Guide/How-to | Community Change

Sample Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor offer an excellent way to educate the public about outdoor cats .

Guide/How-to | Community Change, Trap-Neuter-Return

Helping Community Cats Workshop Outline

Guide/How-to | Cats and the Law

Cats and the Law: A Guide to Getting Legal Help

If you find yourself involved in a legal dispute regarding a cat or kitten, your first question may be, “Do I need to hire an animal law attorney or firm?” Learn more here.

Guide/How-to | Cats and the Law

How to Draft a Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance

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

Adoption Application