Alley Cat Allies, Inc.

Rating: 4.58 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 7920 Norfolk Ave Ste 600 Bethesda MD 20814 USA

Mission: Prompted by the feline overpopulation crisis, which has resulted in millions of cats being killed in animal shelters and millions more living feral, Alley Cat Allies promotes the humane control of cats through spay/neuter programs that decrease their numbers over time. Alley Cat Allies is part of an international campaign to reduce and stabilize the cat population, using control methods that are both effective and that respect the sanctity of life. We endorse the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method of managing feral cat colonies, which includes sterilization and vaccination of the cats before returning them to their supervised areas.
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

There is a feral cat problem in the small towns in Northern Nevada with some towns not having vets. Alley Cat Allies seemed genuinely concerned with helping solve the problem while helping the cats. We'll see what transpires because they seemed interested in only working with long term people so I gave them the Animal Shelter's phone number although in the past the Shelter only helped with dogs in the area. We are all hoping for some progress and help for the feral cats. Mining is the main industry and the mine's have trailer's etc for their workers and then they get laid off with no notice and many times the people leave their cats behind.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I live in a wooded area on a road that people typically abandon their unwanted cats. Fall brings an influx of cats as people returning from the shore often abandon their "summer house" cats before moving back home. One year there were sixteen cats and I reached out to Alley Cat to see if they would assist with low cost spaying and neutering by either negotiating with a clinic or providing some funds to help defray costs. Several letters to them went unanswered, but they did put me on their mailing list in an attempt to solicit donations. I found a neutering clinic willing to provide the service at a discounted rate and needless to say I file Alley Cat fundraising letters in the trash.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity Alley Cat Allies is a great resource and support system for those of us who take care of feral cats.

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

they're experts

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

n/a

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

practice CBSM all over the country

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Absolutely outstanding resource, the most comprehensive (and realistic) I've found on how to help both feral and socialized, free-roaming cats that would benefit from indoor homes.

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Previously ignorant as to what a feral cat even was, I learned how to best feed, shelter & spay/neuter (TNR) ferals; how to help free-roaming cats who were comfortable with human interaction & how to handle the discovery of kittens. Priceless info.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I found out about this great organization via the internet when I was researching on how I can help some stray & abandoned cats in my sisters apt complex. We started feeding a few & then ended up with mother cats bringing their kittens to her back patio for food & shelter and later..just love & human companionship. It's so hard for cats that were once beloved by their owners & then suddenly left behind to fend for themselves. And what's even worse is that alot of them were not even neutered. How sad is it to see a mother cat trying to care & feed her babies when she herself is starving & alone. Alley Cat Allies has so much helpful info on the care of feral cat colonies & basically everything you need to know on how to help & where to go for help in your area. I learned more than I expected & with everything I learned, have neutered over 10 cats that we were able to catch & have successfully adopted the kittens to good homes with people we knew could care for them. It's a small accomplishment for an ever growing problem & I will continue to do what I do to the end. Thanks Alley Cats Allies for all that YOU do!

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

They will send you free flyers, pamplets & educational materials needed to get the public educated on the issues at hand.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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