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  

Exceptional group that does critical work saving homeless kitties!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

DONT BE FOOLED - the 5-star reviews are all written by employees. Anyone who has volunteered for them know they treat there volunteers badly - no even thank you for showing up on your saturday. I've volunteered for much better rescues and there are plenty. SCA says they help a lot of cats but it is all show to get money. Plus they say they pay for spays and neuters but when you get to the clinic be prepared to be charged. AN d it is a real arm pit. It is filthy! Go to fix nation or something better run and cleaner.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hello, I just wanted to take a minute to tell our story with The Stray Cat Alliance. This non profit is amazing they went above and beyond the call of duty with our situation from start to finish. We adopted a cat into our home and had a few bumps along the way(angry first cat), but Stray Cat Alliance stepped up to help us through. I have never seen such selfless dedication to help not only our household but all the animals they care for. Kudo's to the whole team from the adoption center to the administrators to the vets that help!! If your looking for a Cat to adopt look no further than this group they truly stand by you and your pets!! Thanks again from our very happy home.

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 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!

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

AMAZING organization that goes way beyond any others I have ever seen, their love and commitment for cats goes above and beyond. I have adopted a cat from them, even given her horrible past she came to me, clean and healthy, they spayed her she was flea free and the she was the sweetest thing I could ever ask for. I would adopt again without a doubt. They were all professional and did amazing jobs. I have watched and followed them ever since and they go so out of their way for these kitties even the ones who need extensive vet care they never seem to give up especially on the really sick ones. I love them and will continue to support them. I even referred other people to them as well who were looking to adopt.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

While most people were nice, I found Tammy to be distant and unfriendly. I felt that she thinks she's doing me a favor.
Personality aside, is the quality of pets being offered. THIS WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE!!!! The issue with the cleanliness of the cats and kittens. As a part of their role, all their cats must be without fleas and worm. This goes with EVERY cat adoption organization.
We are extremely clean people. We have one cat who has not had one flea in his life. We just adopted a cat for his companionship. Thinking that this organization would do what they are supposed to do, we adopted a cat. In 2 days we started noticing fleas on him!!!!! Not just a couple, but INFESTED with hundreds of them. Now my house and my other cat has fleas. EVEN I GOT IT!!! I just killed one on my scalp.

I hate people that start with good intentions, and then let go of their responsibilities. You want to do a good job (which of course you make money off of it), then DO IT RIGHT. You are NOT allowed to harm people this way. I will report this organization to every local and federal agency!!!!!!

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

SHUT IT DOWN!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Everyone, from the general clerk to the veterinarians at hand, made my sister and I feel great relief and gratitude to choosing Stray Cat Alliance to assist in spaying our cats. They gave us several humane strategies in trapping them especially as one of them had severe cuts that Stray Cat Alliance looked at afterwards. All of this was free of charge, as well, which helped a great deal. The procedures were done in no time so I was able to pick up the cats the next day first thing in the morning. They all spoke with great knowledge and passion for these cats, and I have recommended them to others who need free spay/neuter for stray cats.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in spaying and neutering cats.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I heard kittens under the house and didn't know what to do. I contacted SCA and Carole walked me through trapping, spaying and returning them to my yard. We must have shared 20 emails by time I felt comforable enough to get the job done. They were so patient and supportive. I used one of their free spay clinics. It was great to come into contact with an organization that had my same goals. SCA is truly beneficial to the community.

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

getting the ferals in my neighborhood spayed.

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

everyone is working toward the same goal. Help the feral cat population, educate the public and adoptions.

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

Patient with the uninformed, full of first hand cat knowledge, helpful and cheerful.

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

share the knowledge about TNR and offer free spay clinics.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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