Alley Cats and Angels
Rating: 4.97 stars 123 123 reviews 2,058
PO Box 785 Apex NC 27502 USA
Alley Cats and Angels (AC&A) is dedicated to the improving the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats in the Triangle. We promote compassionate and humane treatment of cats through: *Rescue, sterilization, foster care and adoption of homeless cats * Educating the public on compassionate care and the importance of spaying and neutering *TNR (trap/neuter/return) programs for feral cats *Finding barn homes for feral cats in unsafe situations
In 2012 alone we safely relocated 29 feral and semi-feral cats from high-risk situations to safe barn and garden homes, sterilized and vaccinated 323 cats and kittens through our spay/neuter voucher program (Alter and Alley Cat), adopted out 278 cats and kittens
improve the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats, as well as the overall reduction of homeless cats in the Triangle through our adoption, barn cat, and spay/neuter assistance programs.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
safely relocated 29 feral and semi-feral cats from high-risk situations to safe barn and garden homes, sterilized and vaccinated 323 cats and kittens through our spay/neuter voucher program (Alter and Alley Cat), adopted out 278 cats and kittens
Geographic areas served:
Triangle area of NC
Adoption Program Barn Cat Program TNR Education and Assistance Alter An Alley Cat Low Cost Spay / Neuter Assistance Program
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5 people found this review helpful
Alley Cats & Angels cares so much about rescuing cats that it is contagious. Their rescue efforts are incredible, and it is great how they give each cat/kitten a full vet workup, spay/neuter AND microchip. They saved the kitten I adopted from a feral colony where the cats were being poisoned. They made sure that I knew that they were there for me if I had any questions about taking care of him, which made me feel so comfortable since I have never owned a cat before. If I ever decide to adopt another cat, this organization is my first choice.
1 person found this review helpful
I work at the County Animal Shelter. This rescue , time and time again has pulled from us.
Not the cute little kittens, or gorgeous purebred cats.
They pull the cats that need major medical attention, the ones that would stand no chance at an open intake shelter. They invest in the best medical care for those, and all their cats. They find them forever homes.
They have also responded time and time again to the "dreaded last minute" call for bottle baby fosters.
This is a rescue with integrity, compassion and dedication.
I have volunteered with Alley Cats and Angels for a few years now. At first they were helping me to get the ferals cats I had started caring for spayed and neutered and even took in kittens that were born during the process. I started fostering for them. They care so much about the cats in their care and will spare no expense when it comes to giving them the best care. I have found many kittens that have all ended up being taken. They are willing to take in some of the sickest of kittens and give them the best care possible even if it requires expensive surgeries. Me and all the kitties that have crossed my path don't know what we would do without them.
I have been a volunteer (foster, events helper, admin stuff) with AC&A for six years. The care given to cats in the programs (adoption and barn) is outstanding. In addition the voucher program provides a low (or even no!) cost alternative for people to get their cats spayed/neutered. It's a really great organization full of dedicated volunteers looking to do the best for the cats.
What an amazing group of all volunteers! I adopted two kittens from them five years ago. From the very first contact I had with them they were great. I was impressed with their professionalism as well as how socialized the kitties were and how neat and clean their area was at the adoption event. They truly care about felines and go above and beyond to help them. So thankful for them and all the lives they save!
As a feral caregiver and advocate of TNR - Trap/Neuter/Return - I have firsthand experience in working with Alley Cats & Angels and have a comprehensive understanding in their role of saving lives in our community. I have lost count of how many kittens I have personally trapped that have ended up in the caring and capable hands of AC&A. By far, they are the most responsive and pro-active rescue in our area in the education of the plight of feral cats and their offspring and they work tirelessly to care for and socialize kittens that have the good fortune of being admitted to their adoption program. They, by far, exceed their willingness to take on the hard luck cases and will do everything in their power to ensure a good outcome for each and every animal. Their compassion extends to their adoption program in ensuring that the cats that are adopted are a good fit and that these cats also end up in good homes. The success of this group is a direct result of the tireless efforts of its founder and volunteers and every penny donated goes to the care of these animals. You cannot say enough good things about this group.
My role in the feral overpopulation in our area of North Carolina is that of caretaker of 8+ feral colonies, consisting of TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), colony management, and education. I have become affiliated with several rescues, adoption centers, and TNR clinics in the 8 years of daily hands on interaction with feral cats. My experience with Alley Cats and Angels is one of the best of all the organizations that I have encountered. This group is all volunteer and they sink every earned penny into the well being of the cats, as there are no salaries drawn by any individuals nor a structure to house these kitties as overhead. ALL cats and kittens are placed in foster care and are rotated to different fosters to provide them the best socialization opportunities. This group of wonderful volunteers understands ferals and works diligently to socialize kittens, allowing them opportunities as pampered pets, as their screening process is second to none. Their "vetting" requirements are stricter than most and they do not pinch pennies when it comes to the health of these cats & kittens. On a personal note, they stepped in and paid emergency vet treatment for a sick kitten that I removed from a colony, which suddenly developed neurologic symptoms though otherwise healthy. They do not "blink" when it comes to offering care and a second lease on life to kittens and cats that are otherwise rejected by most other local rescue organizations. They also donate food to my colony efforts whenever they are able, which helps me immensely in keeping up financially in my feral management.
You will not find a better organization and group of volunteers which make this group so reputable and huge advocates for these animals. The economy has taken an enormous toll on groups such as this and additional funding would go a long way in helping Alley Cats and Angels to continue their mission.
PLEASE consider seriously this organization. They go out of their way and work tirelessly to help these animals. They are true "Angels" in our quest to reduce feral population in North Carolina.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
No changes needed - other than financial support. They know what they are doing!
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I adopted from Alley Cats and Angels and it was a great experience. They asked the right questions to make sure the cats were being adopted into good homes but we not intrusive.
One thing I appreciated is when the adoption counselor told me some habits of the cat that weren't always the best (will steal food in a second, etc.). She said she wasn't trying to scare me away but they believe in telling people "the good, the bad, and the ugly" about each cat because if there is a behavioral habit/issue that someone is not willing to accept or work to change, it's not the right fit - and they want it to be the right fit. The cat I was interested in was not the right fit because of some behavioral quirks, but I ended up adopting another cat from them. I am so pleased with the process and how thoroughly the cats are vetted.
I am a volunteer and foster home for Alley Cats and Angels of NC. This group makes sure that rescued cats get to try different foster homes to see what kind of personality they have and compatibility with kids, dogs, and other cats. This helps the adoption coordinators place the right cats with the right forever homes for maximum success. They really care about what happens to each cat even after the adoption, following up with the adopters and always taking any cat back, even years later, if something happens.
Amazing, dedicated cat rescue. I've been aware of them for years and helped occasionally with petsitting some of their special needs (medical issues/behavioral issues) lifelong fosters. Extremely knowledgeable! I am most impressed by the "Trap, Neuter, & Release" program which assists barn cats and other feral felines who are not suitable for a "forever home" to continue their lives without being euthanized. I also appreciate the dedication they put into their fosters in terms of making sure they can ALWAYS come back to the rescue if the situation they were adopted into changes -- they keep a life long commitment to bringing those animals back into the rescue & caring for it. Incredible. We need more rescues like this one.
I have adopted several kittens from this group, they are always up front, walk you through the adoption process, and are willing to continue any conversation with you after an adoption. Many times I had a question and I contacted the group, and the help recieved was always courteous and helpful.
This is, by far, the best adoption group in and out ofor the Raleigh NC area.
My mother and I helped foster kittens for ACAA, and they had always been helpful any time that we had questions. We er proud to have been in this community helpful people that just wanted to get cats and kittens adopted, providing a better life for the animals in need.
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Try to find a way for it get better funding.
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