Reina Makes an Incredible Recovery

Just a couple of months ago, Reina was wracked with an illness, weak, and unable to stomach food for days. There were times we were afraid she wouldn’t see the next sunrise.

But with determination and round-the-clock, cutting-edge veterinary care, we brought Reina back from the brink. Now she’s through with her treatment, gaining weight fast, and finally leaving the veterinarian to live as a normal, happy cat.

We never give up on a cat who needs us, and we provide any treatment or action that could save her life. Thank you for making it all possible. Here’s Reina right before leaving the vet! She’s doing great and is super sweet, and we can’t wait to find her a loving adoptive home.

Adoptable Cat: Hugo

Handsome Hugo is still waiting for the right family to adopt him!

At 2 years old, he’s still as playful as a kitten and loves a good cuddle session. He even likes to give kisses!

With his sweet nature, Hugo gets along well with other cats, too. Meet Hugo and our other adoptable animals at

Learn How to “Speak Cat”

Our mission at Alley Cat Allies is to protect and improve cats’ lives. That includes providing advocates and cat caregivers with a basic education in “cat.”

Cat communication is a complex combination of scent, vocalization, and body language. We’re here to help you understand the meaning of common behaviors and build a better relationship with cats and kittens!

Our Cat Behavior Series.

A Guide to Cat Body Language.

Eartipping: Humane and Effective

Eartipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated community cat! It’s a critical part of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

The procedure, which removes the very tip of the cat’s left ear, is performed by a veterinarian while the cat is already anesthetized for spay or neuter surgery, so there is no pain. There is little or no bleeding, it heals quickly, and it helps ensure a cat is not needlessly re-trapped.

Learn more at

To Save Cats, Animal Shelters Must Do These Two Things

Lifesaving animal shelter policies include two key elements:

– Do not impound eartipped community cats. They are already home outdoors and have been spayed or neutered.

– If a non-eartipped community cat is impounded, immediately practice TNR.

Community cats are generally not adoptable and are extremely stressed in a shelter environment. TNR is the only humane, effective approach. Learn more at

Change Your Community for Cats

There is great legal, political, and moral strength in standing together to say that killing cats must stop. And it isn’t only organizations that can take the lead: YOU can organize your community for strategic change for cats!

Check out our guide.