Brochures| Atlantic County NJ, Boardwalk Cats Project

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Meet the Famous Boardwalk Cats

They are stars in Atlantic City, New Jersey! Since 2000, Alley Cat Allies has been caring for the community cat colonies of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. This model program proves that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) really works. The Boardwalk Cats are bonded with each other and thriving in their outdoor home. They are not socialized as pets or adoptable. They’ve been a fixture of boardwalk life for many years, delighting residents and vacationers alike. In fact, the cats draw so many admirers that they’ve become a top Atlantic City Boardwalk attraction!

The Boardwalk Cats, like our poster cats Misu and Emily, have fans nationwide who know and love them. These famous cats have also been featured in various news outlets including Buzzfeed, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Press of Atlantic City, and more.

Trap-Neuter-Return is the Heart Of The Program

Our hugely successful, city-endorsed TNR initiative has improved the lives of the cats and their famous beachside home. Every Boardwalk Cat has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped. They are living long and happy lives.

Volunteers Care for the Cats and the Boardwalk

Dedicated volunteers keep the cats fed, healthy, and happy, and they make sure there are plenty of safe shelters! Boardwalk cleanup events are hosted throughout the year to keep the cats’ home clean and beautiful.

Abandoning a Pet Cat is Illegal

The Boardwalk Cats love their outdoor home, but your pet cat won’t! House cats who have spent their life indoors are frightened and do not thrive outdoors. Don’t abandon a pet cat outside—it’s illegal.

Trap-Neuter-Return Works

The Boardwalk Cats Project is a Model Program

Because of TNR, the Atlantic City Boardwalk’s cat population has declined naturally by over 72%. No new litters have been born for years, so you won’t find any kittens roaming the beach. The youngest Boardwalk Cats are in their teens, and they’re all living long and healthy lives. The success of the project proves it—TNR works.

Because of TNR, the Atlantic City Boardwalk’s cat population has declined naturally by over 72%. No new litters have been born for years, so you won’t find any kittens roaming the beach. The youngest Boardwalk Cats are in their teens, and they’re all living long and healthy lives. The success of the project proves it—TNR works.

TNR Leads to Healthier Cats and Happier People

Cats are simply healthier and happier when they’re spayed or neutered. TNR stops the stresses of mating behaviors and pregnancy, which means no more yowling, fighting, or spraying. The cats feel better, and that makes the community a better place.

The Movement is Growing Every Day

More than 575 municipalities—and growing—across the United States now have ordinances or policies endorsing TNR. These communities recognized that TNR works and are taking steps to protect cats. Has your community embraced the movement?

Get Involved!

Learn more about the Boardwalk Cats Project or sign up to become a volunteer at alleycat.org/BoardwalkCatsProject.