Fact Sheet| Animal Shelter, Shelter Transformation

More than 70% of cats who enter our nation’s animal control pounds and shelters are killed.


Cat Fatalities and Secrecy in U.S. Pounds and Shelters
“Euthanasia” in animal control pounds and shelters is the number one documented cause of death of all cats in the U.S.
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Ordinances that Push More Cats into Pounds and Shelters In spite of the existing levels of killing in animal control pounds and shelters, some jurisdictions are passing laws that force even more cats into these facilities.

Read more about Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws: PDF

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Read why California’s S.B. 250 is bad for cats »

The Difference Between Euthanasia and Killing  The millions of cats who die in U.S. animal control pounds and shelters every year are not euthanized, they are killed. Read more »

What’s Best for Cats: Being Alive or Dead?  The bottom line is: being killed is not in cats’ best interests. Read more »

Alley Cat Allies Response to PETA: Feral Cats Deserve to Live PETA’s promotion of the mass killing of cats is remarkably backwards and out of step. First and foremost, it is in no animal’s best interest to be killed. Read more »

Cat Fatalities Campaigns

Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives: Alley Cat Allies’ Future Five program is helping five animal shelters adopt and expand humane programs that will save cats’ lives. Learn more »

Transforming Shelters to Save More Cats: In this toolkit, Alley Cat Allies explains how shelters can adopt a Feral Cat Protection Policy as well as other easy-to-implement changes to increase live release rates of cats. Learn more »

Related Publications

U.S. Public Opinion on Humane Treatment of Stray Cats PDF

The Vacuum Effect: Why Catch and Kill Doesn’t Work  Read more »

Feral Cats and the Public—A Healthy Relationship: The science behind why feral cats are safe members of our communities Read more »

Related Multimedia

Save this Cat Alley Cat Allies is changing the fate of our nation’s cats by leading the massive movement to stop the killing across the country. View the PSA »