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Alley Cats and Angels

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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

179 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

datm

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.

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

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.

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’s 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.

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!

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’s 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.

Regina12

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization does wonderful things in the communities with feral and non feral cats. They donate their time and efforts to insure these kitties have a safe place to live in. There is a lot of hard work that goes into everything they do. Come join them and you yourself will see the great things they do. The volunteers have the most compassionate feelings for all of these cats. They have helped me in so many ways with my feral cats and finding homes for other kitties. The communities would be lost with out the help that these wonderful people give.

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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!