Has this organization been reported to the Attorney General's office? I receive newsletters with memorials, raffle tickets, donation requests, but no information like who is on the board of directors, requests for volunteers, or even stories from the streets. They needed to be checked out since they may be taking money from well-meaning people fraudulently.
I'm feeling frantic at the moment and I literally for sick. I called this organization for help with a group of kittens and young cats that I had been feeding for more than a month at a construction site. I was getting really worried about how they would survive in the cold weather to come. I just helped them capture 10 cats, which included a Mom and 3 small kittens along with 3 of her kittens from a previous litter. These people promised me that the cats would ALL be fostered and adopted. But their secrecy is beginning to bother me and now I find these reviews. If you have more information on where these sweet cats are going would you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope these stories are a mistake but I need to know the truth. Thank you
A woman affiliated with this rescue is capturing cats in my neighborhood in Baltimore and taking them to the Baltimore County shelter. She's not working with BARCS or any foster or TNR organizations. She drives around in a blue honda and will tell you she's working to feed homeless cats. People found out what was happening to the cats when she captured a pet cat a few months back that had escaped. He had a collar that was non-breakaway, so she had to have removed it. Thankfully, he was chipped. The shelter confirmed that this particular woman was with Alley Animals and that all ferals dropped off there are immediately euthanized. There are two very good TNR programs in the city and many foster organizations. Don't trust these people.
Review from Guidestar
DO NOT EVER GIVE THIS ORGANIZATION AN ANIMAL. THEY WILL HAVE IT KILLED.
It wont let me give less than one star, this organization deserves 0 stars. This is the only "rescue" that never turns down an animal because they aren't really a rescue. They feed the strays, gain their trust then turn them over to animal control where where almost all of them are euthanized. Legally they aren't doing anything wrong since they are not claiming to be a rescue on their corp paperwork but ethically it is horrible. To see so many real rescues barely making ends meet and then this place getting a six figure income for doing very little in my opinion.
This "rescue" dumps boatloads of cats off at animal control to be killed! What kind of rescue does that??
I attended a World Congress for Animals outside Towson circa 1995....all major organizations were represented: HSUS, ASPCA, WWF, PETA as well as vendors, Body Shop, etc. Jane Goodall and Cleveland Amory were speakers...Alley Animals had the only 'booth' I returned to over/over = before/after pic's of the animals they had snagged from the alleys. Nearly 20 yrs later they are the ONLY group I give, what pittance I have, w/o hestitation. They are volunteers, no big salaries, no jingles, no big celebraties asking for money ( who earn more than in a week than I do in a year). I respect this group as the front line warriors they are. I wish I could join them.
Alley Animals is a nonprofit animal rescue made up of very dedicated volunteers who go out every night feeding orphaned dogs and cats they can't catch and taking in those they can catch. I have found two stray cats and called on them for help. They never have turned one away and one kitty was pregnant. They do remarkable work to help save those who have been tossed out, neglected or born because humans don't realize how important it is to neuter or spay their pets. I make a couple of donations a year and hope that others will also see the importance of this wonderful nonprofit. They also take in food, blankets and other things to help the animals.