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.
Cat Leash Laws: The End of the Line
Leash laws for Cats send even more cats into a system in which over 70% of all cats are killed in our nation’s local animal pounds and shelters.
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.”
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.
COVID-19 Protocols for Animal Shelters
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.
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.
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.
The History of the Domestic Cat
Cats have lived outside among people for over 10,000 years—indoor-only is a new idea! Learn about the history of cats, from wild cat to domestic companion.
Biology and Behavior of the Cat
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.