Stray Cat Alliance

Rating: 4.6 stars   58 reviews

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

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310-281-6973
www.straycatalliance.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I bought my first house, it came with a feral cat colony. One of the first things a neighbor did was call Animal Control on me. At a loss for what to do, I went online and pleaded for help with this situation. The only answer I got was from SCA. She talked me through it even though I wanted them to just come out and fix it. She explained to me that if I learned how to deal with the situation, I would not need to contact anyone in the future. I would have the tools to know what to do. I have since learned that now I can teach others what to do as well. I have found numerous resources through SCA. I volunteer with them when I can, I also donate when I can and I do TNR for neighbors and friends and sometimes even strangers. I have also become one of their resources: fostering cats in transition and trapping for events. I have had to deal with animal control on three different occasions now and we seem to have a mutual respect for one another. I know the tools I learned from SCA made all the difference here.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Although trap, neuter/spay, release is the forefront of SCA's work, there is nothing this organization won't do to try to get help to our feline companions - and canine and others too! Attached are a few of the many cats we've 'fostered' and then adopted of our own through them. I encourage anyone who wants to volunteer for an animal organization in the LA area to consider volunteering (or donating) to Stray Cat Alliance!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It is a good organization. They helps cats more than 10 years. I don't want to judge people who work there. No one is perfect. I appreciate their work. At least many cats find their warm home becuase of them. I think we should support them, but not complain.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

DON'T go to this rescue! The person who runs it is an egomaniac who treats her volunteers disrespectfully. I know several who have left because of her. They are very disorganized. Also, they send cats to a complete dump in the hood that will LOSE your animal, and give it sub standard cares. If you show up for adoption event to help don't expect anybody to thank you. I just dont think these people are very nice and who knows if they really help the animals, it just seem they are online to make money.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great mission, but TERRIBLY disorganized. In fact, the most disorganized group I've ever volunteered for. They even lost my items I allowed them to borrow. Sadly, I won't be volunteering for them again.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Wonderful group who really help the feral and strays in the community.With some great people, went out in south Los Angeles to educate and help reduce the feral and stray cat population by offering free spay and neuter.Also, with the help of a great foster, got a stray cat my neighbor and I rescued, a fur ever home.Averie is wonderful and committed to making a difference.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this organization! They really care about the stray cat population in Los Angeles and they are actually trying to do something about it instead of just talking! Through SCA, I have helped to TNR stray neighborhood cats that are cared for by loving people in South LA. I have canvassed South LA with other SCA volunteers spreading the word to neighbors that help is available to them for their companion cats and stray neighborhood cats. This organization has the most dedicated bunch of volunteers I have ever come across! I will continue to support them financially and by volunteering!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Stray Cat Alliance is one of the best organizations I've ever met and volunteered for. They genuinely care and do everything they can to make positive changes to the overwhelming cat population in Los Angeles. They help find homes for many cats but I love they focus on the root issue as well, so we can minimize the amount of cats euthanized. I love that they are a voice for people who genuinely need help and they also provide education for those who truly need it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great charity!!! They focus on spaying and neutering stray cats, offering free spays/neuters in disadvantaged neighborhoods, and fostering/adopting out cats, kittens, and the occasional dog. Highly recommended!

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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