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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Alley Cats and Angels (AC&A) is dedicated to the improving the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats in the Triangle. We promote compassionate and humane treatment of cats through: *Rescue, sterilization, foster care and adoption of homeless cats * Educating the public on compassionate care and the importance of spaying and neutering *TNR (trap/neuter/return) programs for feral cats *Finding barn homes for feral cats in unsafe situations

Results: In 2012 alone we safely relocated 29 feral and semi-feral cats from high-risk situations to safe barn and garden homes, sterilized and vaccinated 323 cats and kittens through our spay/neuter voucher program (Alter and Alley Cat), adopted out 278 cats and kittens

Target demographics: improve the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats, as well as the overall reduction of homeless cats in the Triangle through our adoption, barn cat, and spay/neuter assistance programs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: safely relocated 29 feral and semi-feral cats from high-risk situations to safe barn and garden homes, sterilized and vaccinated 323 cats and kittens through our spay/neuter voucher program (Alter and Alley Cat), adopted out 278 cats and kittens

Geographic areas served: Triangle area of NC

Programs: Adoption Program Barn Cat Program TNR Education and Assistance Alter An Alley Cat Low Cost Spay / Neuter Assistance Program

Community Stories

184 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Melissa M.13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They were VERY thorough with my adoption application, which I truly appreciate since I work in the veterinary field and am a huge advocate for animal welfare. My two new babies bring me a tremendous amount of joy and I feel very thankful that they had a wonderful pre-adoption experience as well. Vixen and Cyrano are my bundles of joy!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Cindi. I have been feeding a colony of 23 ferals for years.i tried to neuter as many as I could catch, but kittens kept coming 5 at a time. Inbred some. With health issues. I got overwhelmed completely. One day a neat lady saw all the cats, and said"do you need Help"?......Ally Cats and Angel's brought me food. Thet brought humane traps...the neat lady, Janet helped me catch (she did most) 17 cats to T&R AND VACCINATE. Now I feed my beloved ferals with ease....many fewer kittens, and we still have 5 to go.....GOD BLESS THIS GROUP!!頎巾富頎巾富頎巾富頎巾富頎巾富頎巾富頎巾富頎巾富頎巾矕頎巾矕頎巾矕頎巾矕

Regina12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I only have good things to say about Alley Cats and Angels, they have helped me with all my feral cats and my newest addition Miss Karat. They have always been willing to go the extra mile on all of their services and the care they give the kitties. I know no other organization that is so dedicated to the lives of the kitties they rescue. The name is perfect because they are ANGELS.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels have helped me tremendously. They are always there to answer questions about kitten and older cats. They are very compassionate and loving people. I can't thank them enough for all of their help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ACA is an exceptional organization served by numerous dedicated and compassionate volunteers who foster, organize, fund raise and advocate for forgotten felines. I have rescued animals for 40+ years and ACA is one of the very best groups that I have worked with. They have a clear mission that they follow with passion, love and integrity. At the heart of it all is the goal to help reduce suffering through TNR programs (to humanely reduce the feral population), affordable spay/neuter programs (to help reduce the tame/stray population), and to take in and socialize feral/stray kittens so that they can have a chance at a better, safer life. ACA remains dedicated to these foster babies for the rest of their lives, taking them back into the rescue if needed. Once rescued, these babies are safe and loved for life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have two perfect cats that came to us through Alley Cats & Angels in 2014 and 2017 and are active volunteers with the organization. Nothing but wonderful things to say about this organization! The volunteers are incredibly kind and knowledgeable, and you can tell without a doubt that they care deeply about the work they do and each and every kitten and cat they save. Those who foster are serious pros because the kittens they rescue grow into well-adjusted, friendly, loving, fun, happy, curious, and healthy animals. The adoption process is organized and thorough. Alley Cats & Angels does AMAZING WORK all around. Thank you, ACA! Highly, highly recommend.

Shelley S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had just lost my 2 cats of 12 years, and I was devastated. I visited these poor volunteers weekly to look at their cats, talk, and cry. They were so kind and understanding. I could tell they really cared for their cats. After 4 months, I adopted 3 new babies from them.

Carolyn Lakey S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow, color me impressed! We have worked with many cat rescue groups and Alley Cats and Angels by far sets the bar for excellence. What stood out to me, was the thorough background check for potential adopters, and the passion of the volunteers. It's clear that cats who end up at this facility are well taken care of and ultimately end up in the best forever home due to the thorough vetting of the potential adopter.

We love our sweet Birdie girl! She is an absolute charmer and joy to be with. Thank you Tara and Gina, and all the sweet people at Alley Cats and Angels!

Carolyn and Carlo Savino

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A co-worker in Raleigh told me about Alley Cats and Angels. I was so touched about all they were doing in our community to help sweet kittens and cats. They are hero's that foster tiny babies 7x24 and selflessly care for all ages. They Trap, Neuter and Release feral kitties. I started following them on Facebook and found Kitten Alley where they post pics of their sweet lil's that would be ready for adoption. I was smitten at first sight when I saw Sorbet (now Smudge) and Parfait (now Peaches). We applied to be their fur-ever parents when they were old enough to adopt. We were accepted and bringing these angels into our life has been such a blessing. I tell everyone I know to adopt a fur-kid or 2 from a rescue nonprofit. Its a great decision and Alley Cats and Angels is the best rescue nonprofit to help you.

Tara B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted from Alley Cats and Angels FIVE times! Every adoption was an excellent experience because the volunteers are so friendly and are so thorough! They truly care about their cats and make sure they go to good homes. All five of my cats grew up in foster homes where they got used to other pets and people. They are such great cats because of it! I highly recommend Alley Cats and Angels.

1 Nora P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats & Angels is an all-volunteer rescue group who does incredible work for stray, lost, feral, abandoned, unwanted - you name it - cats in the Triangle. They foster pregnant moms, litters of kittens, adults, even ferals; in their own homes, all the while networking and publicizing to find them new homes.

We adopted two semi-ferals through their barn cat program 5 years ago. The head of the group brought them out to our farm, set them up in our barn and stayed for several hours to make sure they were settling in.

I regularly recommend Alley Cats and Angels to friends looking to adopt house or barn cats.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We contacted Alley Cats and Angels about adopting a barn cat. They were so helpful and took just as much time finding the right match for us and our situation as they would have if we were adopting a house cat to live with our family. Their concern was focused on what was best for the cats; for example, it鈥檚 better to adopt two cats together. When we had all agreed on the two cats who would be coming to live with us, Tia (president) brought them out to our farm, got them settled in, and stayed for several hours. She checked in on them over the next few months and has always remembered them. I will and have recommended this wonderful, all-volunteer organization to anyone looking to adopt barncats or housecats.

Nicole Mance F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels is such a great non-profit. They care so much about the animals in their care and their volunteers are amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels helped us when a stray female cat showed up in our yard pregnant. We were able to use one of their vouchers to get the cat fixed & get her the care she needed.

2 Andrea L.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels is a phenomenal organization! We were so impressed with our adoption process and all the work they do in the community, we decided to volunteer! Loooove this organization!

Gina M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have saved so many cats and help everyone trying to do so. Truly an incredible rescue!

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is top drawer. They help feral and forgotten cats in the Triangle and surrounding areas through TNR (trap, neuter, return), shelter pulls, pulling kittens from feral colonies and barn relocations. Their volunteers are dedicated and work tirelessly to raise funds and adopt out the cats they take in.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Alley Cats & Angels for 3 years. They and the volunteers are the best of the best. They sincerely care about the welfare of cats and kittens. They take on the worst kitten & cat health issues that most other rescues in the area do not. Kittens are fully vetted before being adopted out. AC& A believes in being thorough. Visit alleycatsandangels.org to see what we are all about!

Lois K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat Toby from Alley Cats a little over a year ago.He is a cat full of energy but he鈥檚 such a joy.The people at Alley Cats truly love the fur babies that come to them and they do everything they can to make sure these babies get the care they need so they will go to good homes.

Jennie S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for all the precious fur babies you save!!

Dave F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted the blind (mostly) kitten Carlito from Alley Cats and Angels - everyone has been excellent and I can tell loves cats genuinely and tremendously. They are a great force for good in the local area and I would not hesitate to recommend them whole heartedly for donations or cat adoptions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience began when I fell in love with a kitten's photo online. I knew a volunteer who steered me to the web page where I applied to foster to adopt. Alley Cats and Angels had taken my Tucker in from a feral colony behind a pizza place. They knew him and told us he was sweet but skittish. The adoption fee covered so much! He was fully vetted, fixed, even his sharp claws were trimmed. They did everything to give us a good start with our new boy. Six years later he's still a bit skittish but sweet and very much loved. The extra effort they make to get each animal into a permanent home with only volunteers and fosters is amazing.

ncmommaj

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for ACA for 5 years. I have also adopted from them. They are some of the most caring people o have ever met. I highly recommend them if you are searching for a new family member

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just cannot say enough about this wonderful organization and all they do for the cat population. They have helped me get a disabled man and his colony help with the over population on his property. Over the years they have been able to help kittens dumped at my feral colonies homes. I am so grateful for this organization. I too volunteer for them. You could not go wrong adopting or volunteeeing for them.

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Lianne D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to adopt two cats from Alley Cats and Angels several years ago. Becoming familiar with some of the volunteers I saw how dedicated they all were and what exceptional care they took of the cats and kittens. It takes an army to run any rescue organization and this group is not just an army but a band of angels.
What/how they foster these cats to be social, to be in the best home for their personalities is amazing. I adopted a pair of bonded cats, who were fostered by a fantastic woman. They all these years later are still as bonded as the day I brought them home.

1 Diana R.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my very sweet kitty Tiny from Ally Cats and Angel's two years ago. He is a super sweet little guy who fit right in to the family. I originally got him as a companion for my older cat, but he is my 70 pound dogs very best friend.

Becky O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted both of our cats, a brother and sister, from Alley Cats and Angels about eight years ago. What an amazing organization, that takes care of those that have been abused and forgotten or completely ignored. Our two fur babies were found at NC State during a thunderstorm. ACAA took great care of these sweet kitties and found them s forever home. In the future we will only adopt from these amazing people!

Katherine F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat, Kit (originally Snack) a little over a year ago from Alley Cats and Angels and he is the best decision I鈥檝e ever made! They take amazing care of each cat and really get to know their personalities. I鈥檓 so grateful I found Kit and I get to know he was well taken care of before I adopted him! If I鈥檓 ever looking for another cat or kitten to take home I would definitely go back to them!

William P.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two cats from Alley Cats and Angels. Working with them is a wonderful experience. The cats were well prepared for their new home. Love stopping by PetSmart to see the new cats.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an org that not only rescues kittens and cats from being euthanized directly from kill shelters, BUT EVEN has room for the fatally sick cats and will spend ANY amount of money to make that cat live. Many cats have had 1000s of dollars put into their survival. If that isn't the epitome of an honest non profit then I don't know what is.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They took wonderful care of the kitten before I adopted him. They worked with me to navigate the adoption process. They are available ,if you have questions. A great group of caring people.

Paul B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the group that truly cares for kittens and cats.

Client Served

Rating: 5

While may Dad was in the hospital out of town with a life threatening illness, I had a blind pregnant cat show up at my house. Alley Cats and Angels were the only rescue that came to my aid and they were phenomenal!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two cats from Alley Cats and Angels, and I am very appreciative of all that they do. They took the time to ask about my 鈥渃at personality鈥 preferences to make sure I ended up with the right cat. I really feel that they go above and beyond to make sure that not only do you get the right cat, but that the cat gets the perfect home to live happily ever after. They know which cat will do better with friends and which one prefers to be 鈥渢he only child鈥.

My favorite part about this organization is that they will take back unsuccessful placements, and they remain the secondary owner on the microchip. This shows they are truly dedicated to the lives of these wonderful cats.

Oh, and my cats LOVE their catnip toys!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We needed help getting stray cats in our neighborhood fixed and they were more than helpful giving us vouchers to do this. They even allowed us to pay less than what the voucher usually costs due to our financial situation. They truly care about helping cats and working to lessen the unwanted cat population.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Brewer (now Wolfgang/Wolfie) in May 2018 from Alley Cats and Angels. His foster parents were so incredibly dedicated to finding the right home for him and making sure that all of their cats had the best care and home environment possible. This organization does their absolute best to make sure their cats are properly socialized and that every medical need is taken care of. He got along with his new brother so quickly and they never leave each other alone!

Amanda Raxlin P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic group of people who truly care. We adopted our cat from them 7 years ago and she was fully vetted, the foster knew everything about her, and she is just the best! We love this group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so fortunate to come across this wonderful nonprofit ! I adopted a sweetie last November, her name was Chenelle. I have renamed her Mellie ! She鈥檚 the sweetest most affectionate kitty I have ever had ! Thank you guys for everything you do ! My experience was absolutely awesome !!!!

Whitney H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my two cats from Alley Cats and Angels. I was so impressed by how thoroughly they vet potential adopters, the full vaccinations my cats got before I adopted them, and the obvious care they have for the cats in their care. My two are perfectly suited for what I was looking for in my pets and I was advised about their personalities and needs prior to adopting. I've recommended them to friends and colleagues looking for their next cat and will continue to do so.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2011 when I saw on Craigslist and beautiful cat that I have never seen anything like it before, I just had to find out how I could get it. I later found out she was not able to be adopted yet because she was too young after being found in a parking lot of a Walmart. I patiently waited 2 weeks to go to a PetSmart on a certain day and I was the first one out of two others that wanted her. My family and I fell in love with Scarlett. It was all because of a leak at the Angels reaching out to help a kitty in bed if a forever loving home. My family and I cherish Scarlett very much. She is so softest cat ever that anyone has pet. Love her very much. You won't be disappointed adopting a cat for a very low adoption fees or Alley Cat angels.

Patsy G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer kitten foster mom for Alley Cats & Angels of NC for about a year and a half. We take in feral litters and their mothers as well as pull kittens from kill shelters, particularly special needs cats with sometimes serious medical conditions.

All cats are given complete veterinary care before being put up for adoption and live in foster homes to maximize their socialization. Our cats are healthy, well loved, and well known so we screen potential adopters very carefully to match the right cat to their situation.

Like all small charitable organizations, we are not a well oiled corporate machine, but the level of rescue we do is pretty mind boggling for an all volunteer group. If you are looking to adopt a kitten or an adult cat, you will not regret adopting from Alley Cats & Angels of NC.

Mehrunissa O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this place! Four of our cats are from this shelter and our experience has been amazing!! No health problems and easy adjustments. Thank you!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted 2 kittens (not littermates) in Aug. 2016. Rupert & Radar (formerly Grumpy).
Everyone at Alley Cats & Angels were so helpful and nice, the new kittens had been well socialized in foster homes before we got them (they were about 6 mos. old). and they have been making us laugh, having fun, and adventures ever since. They quickly made friends with our dog. Radar quickly attached to my husband while Rupert has me wrapped around his paw.
The work that everyone does at Alley Cats and Angels is amazing and we fully support all of their efforts and hard work.

datm

Donor

Rating: 5

We adopted Callie 5 years ago today and she brings us so much joy. We had such a great experience with Alley Cats and Angels and highly recommend them to anyone contemplating adopting a fur baby.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Callie (originally named Inara) 4 years ago and it was an awesome experience. We saw Callie's photo on their website and emailed them asking if she would be at their upcoming event so we could meet her. They responded to us promptly and coordinated with her foster parents to make sure she would be there. They take great pains to ensure that each adoption is a good match and they do a follow-up call to make sure there are no problems. One of the foster parents even provided us with pictures taken shortly after her birth. I cannot compliment this organization enough. They provide a great service to the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue. Found kittens in box on side of a road and contacted many rescues and Alley Cats and Angels is the only rescue that contacted me back. The kittens will got all their medical done before adoption. They spend alot of money on medical because the health of their cats is important to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from Alley Cats and Angels about five years ago and you could tell the people worked hard to find the right match between cat and adopter. They asked a lot of questions about what I was looking for in a cat and when there was one cat I was interested in that didn't seem like a match at all, they told me I could absolutely meet that cat but explained why they felt the cat would not be a fit for our household. I appreciated how much work they put into making sure it was the right fit all around. In the end, we adopted one of the cats they recommended and it really has been a perfect match.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from Alley Cats and Angels less than a year ago and the experience was great. It was not a quick here's your cat, but I did not feel they were overly intrusive and you could tell the questions they asked were because they want to make sure the cat is adopted into a loving home that will care for them. They will always take their cats back if an adopter cannot keep them. Some rescues say that but when you contact them, they never return calls or emails, but these folks do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

By far the best adoption ever! We adopted the sweetest cat ever! Alley Cats and Angels team was super amazing! They asked lots of questions and answered any questions we had about the adoption. They are also great with if we need anything else we can still contact them and they help out! They cats are well loved and taken care of! I will definitely adopt from them again and recommend them to all my friends and family! Thank you for being super at making this an easy process.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels helped me with several very low cost spay/neuter vouchers for some stray cats I was taking care of. I am on disability and could not afford to get them done and they made it easy for me to help the cats by helping me with vouchers.

Ivy F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love Alley Cats & Angels! We adopted our wonderful fur kid at one of their adoption events almost 2 years ago. They do a great job in vetting adopters to ensure successful matches. Will adopt from them again when we're ready.

Trish D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a sweet little kitty from Alley Cats and Angels about a month ago. What a wonderful experience! They took the time to make sure we were a good for for the kitten and that we knew everything we needed to know about caring for a cat. We left knowing that we were prepared to give our kitty a good life. These ladies were fantastic and made us feel like family. The kitten was well taken care of and up to date on everything. If we adopt another kitty, it will definitely be through Alley Cats and Angels.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mouse came to live with us in 2014...she was so well vetted...AC&A were so easy to work with and they care so much about they animals they rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a wonderful kitten in March 2014. I had lost my 19 year old cat a few months before...all my cats have always been rescued...but not from an organization...one from a dumpster...one from an crazy man who wanted to drown an entire litter. AC&A is so amazing. They are meticulous with the fostering and medical care...when you adopt from them...they know these cats...ask them...they are so good at matching cat to family....my kitten..."Mouse" has been such a gift. She fits my home, her fur brother and makes our gamut complete. Know that when you adopt from AC&A that you are adopting from a place of love...you can't ask for anything more . They are truly angels....鉂

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels is fantastic! They assisted us with rescuing a couple of litters of kittens and their momma cat who were under a construction trailer. Without their help, these kittens would not have made it because we had nowhere else to take them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 cats from this rescue in 2010. They are an all volunteer network who seek out feral cats, spay/neuter them and socialize them for good homes.

My cats continue to be in excellent health and are terrific companions for the entire family.

I highly recommend!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just can't say enough nice things about Alley Cats and Angels! They really take pride in what they do and truly love the cats/kittens as if they are their own. When we adopted the cried letting them go tears of joy and sadness. This is just something they have to do but they do out of love. These cats/kittens are their babies. I Haven't seen this anywhere else. So please adopt from them. They really love what they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alley Cats & Angels is an amazing organization! In addition to accepting feral cats, they take on some of the most difficult medical cases as they truly want to help all cats and kittens. I'm not only a volunteer, but a two time adopter!

Marie50

Donor

Rating: 5

The volunteers in each of Alley Cats and Angels programs work tirelessly at creating a better community for cats. I am constantly astonished by the commitment level - from the very core members to the casual volunteer - it is an effort borne of love and dedication to help creatures whose lives are often considered expendable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteers in each of Alley Cats and Angels programs work tirelessly at creating a better community for cats. I am constantly astonished by the commitment level - from the very core members to the casual volunteer - it is an effort borne of love and dedication to help creatures whose lives are often considered expendable.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two littermates from Alley Cats, and it was a wonderful experience. They were very busy, and although I had to wait, I wasn't forgotten. They also didn't rush my decision. Everyone was friendly and clearly loves cats. The adoption process was thorough but reasonable. I highly recommend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels helped us find the perfect cat for our growing family. All the volunteers we worked with were friendly, kind, and professional. Our new kitty adjusted quickly to our large family and became fast friends with our dog.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet cat from them and then helped as a volunteer and then a foster. They are incredibly dedicated to the cats. Excellent vet care, compassionate foster homes and endless selfless work. Best rescue I've ever worked with!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that helps the forgotten cats and kittens. They do great work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about this rescue organization. They truly make a difference in the community. I started volunteering for Alley Cats and Angels when they helped me trap and home feral kittens in my neighborhood. One of their best attributes is that they are sensible and smart with their resources. They don't over-commit so every animal in their care gets the attention it deserves. I recommend Alley Cats and Angels for any one looking to adopt a cat or volunteer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I work at the County Animal Shelter. This rescue , time and time again has pulled from us.
Not the cute little kittens, or gorgeous purebred cats.
They pull the cats that need major medical attention, the ones that would stand no chance at an open intake shelter. They invest in the best medical care for those, and all their cats. They find them forever homes.
They have also responded time and time again to the "dreaded last minute" call for bottle baby fosters.
This is a rescue with integrity, compassion and dedication.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Alley Cats and Angels for a few years now. At first they were helping me to get the ferals cats I had started caring for spayed and neutered and even took in kittens that were born during the process. I started fostering for them. They care so much about the cats in their care and will spare no expense when it comes to giving them the best care. I have found many kittens that have all ended up being taken. They are willing to take in some of the sickest of kittens and give them the best care possible even if it requires expensive surgeries. Me and all the kitties that have crossed my path don't know what we would do without them.

1 Karen M T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer (foster, events helper, admin stuff) with AC&A for six years. The care given to cats in the programs (adoption and barn) is outstanding. In addition the voucher program provides a low (or even no!) cost alternative for people to get their cats spayed/neutered. It's a really great organization full of dedicated volunteers looking to do the best for the cats.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing group of all volunteers! I adopted two kittens from them five years ago. From the very first contact I had with them they were great. I was impressed with their professionalism as well as how socialized the kitties were and how neat and clean their area was at the adoption event. They truly care about felines and go above and beyond to help them. So thankful for them and all the lives they save!

1 Cheryl70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a feral caregiver and advocate of TNR - Trap/Neuter/Return - I have firsthand experience in working with Alley Cats & Angels and have a comprehensive understanding in their role of saving lives in our community. I have lost count of how many kittens I have personally trapped that have ended up in the caring and capable hands of AC&A. By far, they are the most responsive and pro-active rescue in our area in the education of the plight of feral cats and their offspring and they work tirelessly to care for and socialize kittens that have the good fortune of being admitted to their adoption program. They, by far, exceed their willingness to take on the hard luck cases and will do everything in their power to ensure a good outcome for each and every animal. Their compassion extends to their adoption program in ensuring that the cats that are adopted are a good fit and that these cats also end up in good homes. The success of this group is a direct result of the tireless efforts of its founder and volunteers and every penny donated goes to the care of these animals. You cannot say enough good things about this group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My role in the feral overpopulation in our area of North Carolina is that of caretaker of 8+ feral colonies, consisting of TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), colony management, and education. I have become affiliated with several rescues, adoption centers, and TNR clinics in the 8 years of daily hands on interaction with feral cats. My experience with Alley Cats and Angels is one of the best of all the organizations that I have encountered. This group is all volunteer and they sink every earned penny into the well being of the cats, as there are no salaries drawn by any individuals nor a structure to house these kitties as overhead. ALL cats and kittens are placed in foster care and are rotated to different fosters to provide them the best socialization opportunities. This group of wonderful volunteers understands ferals and works diligently to socialize kittens, allowing them opportunities as pampered pets, as their screening process is second to none. Their "vetting" requirements are stricter than most and they do not pinch pennies when it comes to the health of these cats & kittens. On a personal note, they stepped in and paid emergency vet treatment for a sick kitten that I removed from a colony, which suddenly developed neurologic symptoms though otherwise healthy. They do not "blink" when it comes to offering care and a second lease on life to kittens and cats that are otherwise rejected by most other local rescue organizations. They also donate food to my colony efforts whenever they are able, which helps me immensely in keeping up financially in my feral management.
You will not find a better organization and group of volunteers which make this group so reputable and huge advocates for these animals. The economy has taken an enormous toll on groups such as this and additional funding would go a long way in helping Alley Cats and Angels to continue their mission.
PLEASE consider seriously this organization. They go out of their way and work tirelessly to help these animals. They are true "Angels" in our quest to reduce feral population in North Carolina.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from Alley Cats and Angels and it was a great experience. They asked the right questions to make sure the cats were being adopted into good homes but we not intrusive.

One thing I appreciated is when the adoption counselor told me some habits of the cat that weren't always the best (will steal food in a second, etc.). She said she wasn't trying to scare me away but they believe in telling people "the good, the bad, and the ugly" about each cat because if there is a behavioral habit/issue that someone is not willing to accept or work to change, it's not the right fit - and they want it to be the right fit. The cat I was interested in was not the right fit because of some behavioral quirks, but I ended up adopting another cat from them. I am so pleased with the process and how thoroughly the cats are vetted.