Case Studies| Atlantic County NJ, Boardwalk Cats Project, Community Change

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Alley Cat Allies Establishes Trap-Neuter-Return Program on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk; Boardwalk Cats Project is Born

No one knows when the feral cats first appeared on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. For years, they coexisted with residents, mingled with tourists, and were generally tolerated by city officials. So when animal control ordered that the Boardwalk cats be trapped and killed in 2000, Alley Cat Allies stepped in to save them—and their longstanding relationship with the city and its visitors.