My name is Charmaine Burnsworth, & very much so involved with the "Ferrell Cats", that live out in the wild. Back 9 yrs ago, I moved here to Brown City, Michigan, and in a Apt Complex. Over a period of time I had gotten involved with havibng a Cat for my Service Animal. I had gotten to know much of cats, not just as a animal, but how much Love they bring into one's life.
After a yr or two, I had gotten acquainted with the Ferrell Cats, those who live within the wilderness. What I had noticed, the way the Ferrell Cat lives, as a family, and of protection, nurturing the young when born, and how devoted they are as a family. I also had noticed how loving they are, but that many had been dumped off after being tamed at one time, and left in the wild, and had been abused.
I than got involved with a Org." Alley Cat ASllies", and gained much knowledge that any money donated to this Org, would go forward to helping these lovely Ferrell Cats, to help with food, medicines, those who had been abused & finding them homes. Now I knew that God gave me the ability to help these beautiful creatures. So, Come on all, Please Let's help save These awesome Cats, who live out in the wild, and to not torture them. They have a life too.
Any Animal Rescue, or Humane Soc, Peta, of the sort, Please help donate even if a dollar, towards the safety of the Ferrell Cat. Alley Cat Allies>>> address>> PO BOX 98179>>> Washington DC, 20077-7140. Please Let's HELP!! I give always to them, the winter months are tough, but there is always a way to help them along. Love them, and they Love us back.
Sincerely Charmaine Burnsworth
I've been donating for several years and this is a great organization - they use their money wisely and focus on what I care about - helping cats!
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Alley Cat Allies is one of the first charities I began giving to several years ago (and continue to do so). They are a wonderful organization that truly advocates for feral cats, helps cats with hands-on/on-the-ground actions, and helps to educate the populace about these wonderful animals. They inspired me to start caring for a feral cat colony in my own hometwon, which I do every day with feeding and watering as well as TNR. PLEASE support this fantastic charity that is making a huge difference for cats all over the country!
Pet overpopulation is a terrible problem all over the world. Alley Cat Allies seeks to help neuter, spay and protect homeless cats, which is beneficial for the cats, the local human communities and the environment. Other organizations have proposed (and have carried out) killing strays, but if that were a solution to abandoned pets, it would have solved the problem a long time ago. It hasn't and Alley Cat Allies is taking a caring, compassionate stand to educate, assist and advocate on behalf of homeless cats. They are a wonderful group that I will continue to support (as I have for quite a few years now).
I do look to Charity Navigator at times but I do not always agree with them or their methods. I look to what good is done by an organization and how their money is spent. I do not agree with the rating they have given here and to some others also. I may be wrong but I am a strong advocate of the Alley Cat Allies and will continue to support them.
Review from CharityNavigator
We had a serious stray cat problem in our condo's garage some 15 years ago. With assistance from Alley Cat Allies we were able to establish a "cat station" under one of the access ramps with shelter, food and water. We trapped, neutered and returned most of the cats and adopted out some the kittens. Of the initial population of about 20, we now have only 2 left and no new ones been added.