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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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

Community Stories

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance (SCA) has been a grant recipients from Best Friends Animal Society for many years. SCA is a leader in animal welfare not only in Los Angeles but in the country. SCA plays a critical role on the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) Steering Committee and works on a daily basis to operationalize life saving in southern California.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SCA is such an amazing group of wondering people working really hard to help cats and other animals of Los Angeles and beyond. For example, SCA created a kitten nursery to help with all the heart-breaking baby kittens in the shelter. And they are helping the Long Beach shelter with better practices and programs to help shelter cats and TNR programs. And many many more programs all over LA. They are also effective and resourceful in seeking funding so they can save more lives...visit the SCA Thrift Shop in West LA!

Board Member

Rating: 5

When my husband and I first moved to southern California in 2007, we were very impressed by the number of animal welfare groups in the area. However, Stray Cat Alliance distinguished itself by the number of its outreach programs, the different approached used to saving cats from high-kill shelters (including preventing them from being surrendered in the first place) and the support they have from their donors and community. After attending the Stray Cat Club one year (2010? 2011?) I became a board member and have remained involved in and supportive of SCAs important work for cats - even after moving from SoCal to Minnesota in 2013!

Amy Carla N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance has done so much for not only us the adopter but for the cats as well! We have adopted 4 cats from them! This organization helps improve the lives of cats everywhere. They helped us out when we had to put one of our cats down. The organization is amazing, they help bottle feed babies, host events, and always puts a smile on our faces! We don't live very close but we don't mind the drive to headquarters to help out anyway we can! We love Avarie, Christi and the entire staff!

Valerie Nell C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ever since Cjhristi Metropole and the Stray Cat Alliance announced their campaign to make Los Angeles a no-kill city, I have been on board for this organization. Please seriously consider donating to the Stray Cat Alliance; they do wonderful things like offer classes for people who find stray cats and kittens and want to help take care of them by managing colonies or fostering them until they are adopted. They are trying to get the entire community on board for taking care of the kitties, and this is an invaluable service!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance is the REAL deal! Christi and her team work so hard for the kitties. In Los Angeles, where we have a terrible cat over population problem, their services are greatly needed. I will forever support this amazing group.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance and the people behind it are truly exceptional in every sense. They are compassionate caring individuals who really have the best interest of the cats at heart. They have saved thousands of stray cats and kittens and continue to do so. Thank you for making Los Angeles a better place!

Donor

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance is an amazing group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and supportive volunteers who selflessly assist our communities in finding life saving solutions for the thousands of homeless, stray, feral and abandoned cats and kittens roaming our neighborhoods. Christi Metropole is passionate and determined in her cause to ensure these beautiful sentient beings are treated humanely and with much needed love! I have the utmost respect and gratitude for all that you do - I know it's not always an easy endeavor - and can be fraught with obstacles. Kudos to you for your unwavering dedication! We share the earth with many magnificent creatures - felines being just one species. We need more organizations and people like you to teach the world about how to be more compassionate and tolerant of other living beings.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance is a great organization and I am very honored to serve on the Board. Christi is a tireless, amazing advocate for cats. Her energy, enthusiasm and vision are unmatched. So many cats and kittens have been saved already because of Christi and Stray Cat Alliance and I am looking forward to the many more cats that will be saved and served by Stray Cat Alliance in the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance has many wonderful people who put their heart and sole into helping the cats in need. They are always willing to go the extra mile and to stand up for the cats rights. They are a, boots on the ground organization, who will do what it takes to get the job done. They even implemented an innovative program to help save bottle babies. I am so impressed with them that I donate to them and I don't even live in California.

Dori Slater V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Stray Cat Alliance is a phenomenal group of people dedicated to saving stray, feral, community cats get the help they need and not be killed at local shelters. They network with an equally amazing group of volunteers who rescue, trap, transport, neuter, foster, release and hold adoption events to allow the cats to find their new homes.

People with with a feral cat colony are often desperate for quick solutions that don’t work and endanger the cats. SCA has bolunteers who coax, support, and assist people on how TNR can transform the situation

The huge numbers of kittens the save every year is simply heroic. Tiny babies are bottle fed, hand raised, medical problems treated, and again find homes where they will never again be on the streets

SCA sponsors spay and neuter clinics so vital . They actively work with other groups and educate the public.

SCA does much needed work that is mostly neglected in animal welfare. They meet an immense need for the cats and for lives of those people they touch. Please donate generously to these people who work tirelessly for each cat.

thetreekisser

Donor

Rating: 5

Christi and the Stray Cat Alliance team continue to impress me with their work! Christi is a true expert in the field of animal rescue; her many years of experience in all relevant areas (fostering, volunteering, fundraising, social media outreach, trapping, community education, etc) are what separate her team at SCA from other organizations. As a donor, I feel 110% sure that my dollars are being used as efficiently as they can be to save and improve the most lives possible.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an organization that is making a difference on so many levels! I've gotten to experience their good works from different vantage points over the years. I've been a volunteer, a client, a foster, an educator and now I'm a Board Member. This is a group you can count on to save lives now and change the course of shelter cats & community cats lives in the FUTURE!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

such a fantastic organization with a great cause. every city needs a sca!

great cause aside, the organization of the stray cat alliance is top notch - staff are passionate, communicative, and helpful. i'm a first time volunteer so i had a lot of questions, but sca made the process easy to provide foster cats a good temporary home.

hpvc

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As one of the veterinarians that works with Stray Cat Alliance, I see all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that go into their mission to save LA's kitties. They take amazing care of their cats and go the extra mile to help get them off the streets and into loving homes.

I added some photos of some of our most rewarding cases. First is Pirate, who had a huge tumor on his ear. A little surgery and TLC and this amazing boy has a brand new life!
And second are bottle fed siblings that ended up robust and healthy!

ylegrice

Board Member

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers of Stray Cat Alliance work tirelessly to save the lives of cats and kittens in the Los Angeles area and to share their innovative programs with other organizations nationwide. They work in all areas of cat rescue - sponsoring spay/neuter surgeries for pets of people who couldn't otherwise afford it, preventing unweaned kittens from being put down at city shelters, returning impounded community cats to their neighborhoods, advising the public on best practices for all types of cat issues, and much more. I am proud to be able to volunteer alongside these amazing people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to help cats and the people who care for them. They provide much-needed assistance with spay/neuter, emergency medical, and even food for cats living on the streets and also for cats whose caretakers do not have the resources. Christi Metropole, the executive director, is a highly respected and dedicated leader who has transformed the way community cats are seen and valued in Los Angeles County. The rest of the staff and volunteers are also extremely competent and give so much to help cats live better lives. It is truly an honor to be associated with them.

Jon P.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be on the board of Stray Cat Alliance. SCA’s national presence and boots on the ground programs are innovating animal rescue throughout the country.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Several years ago, two stray cats (mom and dad) produced a litter of kittens in my back yard. This was at the height of the recession, and not only would no shelter take the kittens, I had no idea what to do about them. One of the desperate phone calls I made was to Stray Cat Alliance. They contacted me quickly and gave me the information I needed to trap and spay/neuter the cats and kittens. There was no other organization that gave me any help in this regard. In fact, when the mother cat was too clever to go into the regular trap, Stray Cat Alliance tipped me off to the wonders of the drop trap, which enabled me to nab her and get her fixed and vaccinated. In the subsequent years, I have seen Stray Cat Alliance provide education and services from one end of the city to the other. They are an amazing organization. Without them, I would be seeing dozens of sick, desperate cats (the offspring of the original group) foraging for food in my neighborhood and producing litter after litter of kittens with no end in sight.

Beth S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Stray cat Alliance run by the incomparable Christi Metropole is truly a wonderful organization

Friedl N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with Stray Cat Alliance was wonderful! I adopted two amazing bonded tuxedo sisters that are now an integral part of my family. The adoption process was thorough and Avarie was very helpful and knowledgable all throughout. I would definitely recommend adopting a cat (or two) from this wonderful adoption nonprofit!