Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Stray Cat Alliance

Rating: 4.71 stars   42 reviews 3,351

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 41021 Los Angeles CA 90041 USA

Mission:

Stray Cat Alliance educates and empowers the community to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy and valued. We are building a no kill nation, one stray at a time.

Results:

Assisted in the spay/neuter, advocacy and/or free resources for over 175,000 cats in our 15 years history throughout Southern California.

Target demographics:

General public wherever cats reside with a focus on individuals and cats in underserved communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Thousands of residents annually are assisted with cat related questions/needs and thousands of community and/or "owned" cats and those impounded in municipal shelters.

Geographic areas served:

Los Angeles County

Programs:

I Spayed LA in South Los Angeles; Care for Community Cats (Hotline, etc.); Adoptions greater Southern California; Return to Field at Long Beach Animal Care and Services

Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

See How 3Hrs Can Help

More Info

310-281-6973
www.straycatalliance.org

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for Stray Cat Alliance

Rating: 5 stars  

Greetings! I wanted to take the time to tell you my experience with the outstanding organization called Stray Cat Alliance that is located in Long Beach. I reside in a neighboring town where there is a colony of cats living that needed attention on all kinds of levels. When I reached out to this organization for guidance in trapping and fostering and medical situations, Anna Wong personally took the time to speak with me about any questions I had in regards to the welfare of these cats and taught me how to drop trap to address the problem at its core. I can not thank Anna and Stray Cat Alliance enough for everything they have done for me and the colony. Thank you for your time.

 
Flag review
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Stray cat alliance is phenomenal!! When no one else would help me with feral cats, they did. They responded quickly and helped me every step of the way! I can recommend them high enough! Thank you stray cat alliance!!!

 
Flag review
Rating: 2 stars  

While I am sure they do a lot for cats and the people in the communities, I have donated before and am a recent volunteer who was very disappointed with the way they conduct volunteer outings to trap cats and canvass areas. I volunteered for one day, received no prior instructions to showing up at 10:00 am at the location with my trap and various items to help. I took 5 cats to the vets at about 3 pm and got back to the location by 3:30 only to find that EVERYONE and all of my things including a trap (which wasn't used that day), carrier and other items were gone. I had let them know I was available to release the following Sunday and Monday if needed. Finally at 3:30 Monday I was texted and asked to come immediately to the vets to pick up cats to be released. I texted back, advising that I was about 1 1/2 hours away and traffic would be heavy (L A area). I was told to come anyway. I get there at 5 pm and then have to wait almost 2 hours while the SCA rep fills out paperwork! Then they give me 5 cats to be released ALONE in a not so good neighborhood where, by that time of evening, there was no street parking available. By the time I left after dropping off the traps at one house, it was about 8:30. My trap and items were just returned (a month later) -- I could have taken them that day but nobody tells you they will just disappear with your things at any certain time. I sent them suggestions on how to improve their working with volunteers so they will have volunteers who come back again but evidently this fell on deaf ears. I will never again volunteer with this organization although I am very committed to TNR programs.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The staff and volunteers of SCA help cats when no one else will. I first encountered SCA when I was trying to trap a feral cat who needed to be fixed. SCA lent me a trap and showed me what to do. Since then, I have seen SCA help hundreds of cats and teach others how to help cats. This group is outstanding.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Stray Cat Alliance helps cats when no one else will. They are committed to the well-being of cats unlike any other group that I have encountered.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

SCA helped me learn how to trap cats for spaying/neutering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I'm trying to think of the right words to say about SCA. I come short with any word other than, amazing. I believe they are gods angels to stray cats. I was never a cat person until my five found me. He was knocking on deaths door. I was out of hope on trying to find anyone to help me. I called/ emailed every single rescue only to get no answer or response. I had tried one last rescue, SCA! I was given Annas number, she had asked to send a picture of my five. He had a huge abscess on his back, extremely skinny and didn't have much longer to live. I sent the picture immediately, within minutes she had called me back saying she was calling carol who happened to live right around the corner. Little did I know, not only did they save five that same day, I have also made a great friend. We are so thankful to have carol and SCA for being fives guardian angel. Anna & Carol, from the bottom of our hearts, thanks for everything you guys did for him. Five also appreciates you babysitting him when we go out of town!! Carol, you're amazing!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've always been impressed with SCA. And over the years, the group has become even more efficient, influential, inspiring and broad-visioned. Through trap-neuter-return programs, they have greatly improved the quality of life for thousands of innocent animals. They've also helped prevent the birth of thousands more unwanted kittens. I take part in whatever volunteerism for nonprofits that time permits, and I have to say, this is by far one of the best-run organizations I've encountered. SCA has also helped me find fantastic homes for a number of kitties. By offering support and education, they empower communities to manage stray populations. They've also successfully advocated for better laws. And SCA has been there to back-up community care-givers in need, such as a woman who was assaulted. By raising awareness about that case, they not only made the woman feel she has allies in her loving efforts, but they helped our city understand the kind of dedication that exists in the rescue community.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This is a group of very devoted, knowledgeable people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

not only dedication, but efficiency.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more men involved. Sounds like a joke, but it's actually a valid point. It's not the fault of the organization, but animal welfare groups overall seem to attract mainly female volunteers, and this is hard work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they help tremendously, but also educate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courteous and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably single-handedly reverse the ignorance about the feral cat situation, and it could find a loving home for every needy cat in the country.

Ways to make it better...

there were even more people in the organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

time and money. Plain and simple. Money, of course, would help most, since it could even allow for actual staff members instead of volunteers.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the need for this organization is greater than ever.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My experience with the SCA has been as a donor. I have donated directly to SCA and to their veterinarian; it is clear that they go far above and beyond for the animals in their care, and are compassionate, committed, energetic in their dedication to the cats of LA. Working with special needs animals as well as the never-ending challenge of TNR is an area of rescue that demands much. SCA is making a real difference.

 
Flag review
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have known Christie for close to 20 years. She is amazing and Stray Cat Alliance has been in the trenches for years making a difference and saving lives. They are an awesome group!!!!

 
Flag review
profile
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

SCA is a really great non-profit doing what very few animal organizations do. They go into underprivileged areas to spay/neuter homeless cats. It is especially needed in the Los Angeles area because we do not have winter so feral cats procreate year round. They have saved thousands of cats from starving and dying in the streets. Supporting SCA is extremely important!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with Stray Cat Alliance for about 3-4 years. I absolutely love them. I have participated in many capacities: TNR, adoptions, annual fundraisers, fostering, educating the community, etc. They are a very ethical, passionate, committed, hardworking group of people who would do anything possible to help a cat. As a volunteer, I have always had their support and appreciation. I don't know what would happen to the stray cat population in Los Angeles were it not for this organization.

 
Flag review