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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

124 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats & Angels cares so much about rescuing cats that it is contagious. Their rescue efforts are incredible, and it is great how they give each cat/kitten a full vet workup, spay/neuter AND microchip. They saved the kitten I adopted from a feral colony where the cats were being poisoned. They made sure that I knew that they were there for me if I had any questions about taking care of him, which made me feel so comfortable since I have never owned a cat before. If I ever decide to adopt another cat, this organization is my first choice.

Augusta F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Alley Cats and Angels is multiple ways including adopting two female felines from their wonderful organization. All the volunteers at Alley Cats and Angels are compassionate, loving and supportive of each other which makes the adoption process with them a joyous one. My babies Persephone and Saltine are both happy and healthy in their forever home with us. None of it would have been possible without this fantastic organization.

Ellen44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has a devoted group of volunteers that spends many hours on their mission of finding "forever homes" for abandoned cats. I have observed the excellent care they give to the animals that they are rescuing.

Kathryn19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A little more than two years ago, we adopted two sibling kittens from Alley Cats & Angels because we were so impressed with multi-layered approach to controlling the feral cat population through (1) socialization of kittens/friendly adult cats, (2) TNR, and (3) a program to rehome ferals in dangerous situations to safe barn/garden homes. Shortly thereafter having fallen completely in love with our new four-legged family members (who Alley Cats & Angels volunteers helped match behaviorally to our busy home), we decided to start fostering and volunteering with the group. Now, having seen firsthand the devotion and commitment of the organization to provide EXCELLENT healthcare to each and every cat and kitten, even those to which other rescues have turned a blind eye because of their medical needs, we are even more proud to be associated with this amazing organization. We have fostered everything from days-old kittens who had to be bottle fed every two hours to semi-ferals that just needed some socialization to become wonderful indoor family cats to kittens who had to have a limb or an eye removed in order to improve their quality of life and/or prevent the spread of an otherwise deadly infection. In each and every instance, Alley Cats & Angels has gone the extra mile to insure that each was given top-notch specialized healthcare when needed. Once fully-vetted (including vaccinating for feline leukemia, a critical vaccine that most rescues forego due to its cost), Alley Cats & Angels volunteers have found PERFECT adoptive homes for all of our fosters, often turning away potential adopters because either the home environment didn't match the personality/temperament of the cat (and thereby increasing the likelihood of the cat being returned) or because the potential owner wasn't willing to agree to not declaw the cat and/or not allow the cat to go outside. Knowing that Alley Cats & Angels doesn't just work to find just ANY home for our fosters but works tirelessly to find the BEST homes for them makes the fostering experience even more worthwhile for us. As if that wasn't enough, however, Alley Cats & Angels also makes a lifetime commitment to each cat in its program (part of the adoption contract signed by each adopter states that if the adopter has to give up the cat at any point in the cat's life that they return it to Alley Cats & Angels). I know of no rescue group that is more committed to the animals in its program -- at all stages of each cat's life. This is a remarkable organization run by a devoted, incredibly hard-working group of volunteers, and they are blessing in our community!

Jen_27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering regularly with AC&A since January 2013, and I am so proud of the work that we do. Our organization is small, but the difference that we make is huge. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with. Everyone is professional and friendly, and it's clear that we're all working towards the same goal. We don't just "sell cats." We take in the cats that no one wants, and we educate people about what we do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work at a large prison and we have feral cats, a Coworker
and I wanted to take care of these cats. She told me about
this rescue. We found some kittens back in June Alley cat volunteers came
that day and rescued the kittens. They also trapped several adult cats
and spayed and neutered them. I volunteered to foster some of the kittens.
Alley cat and Angels were great and do so much to help cats in this area.

Jill Walters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started out as an adopter several years ago and was so impressed with the quality of the work that this organization does in the community that I became a volunteer. Alley Cats and Angels only adopts out fully vetted cats and kittens - and the health of their animals is so important that they provide a 21 day health guarantee with each cat and kitten adopted. Every cat and kitten is raised in multiple foster homes - resulting in some of the most well adjusted and best socialized cats and kittens in the area. Additionally, as an entirely volunteer run non-profit they also help feral cats in the community with their TNR (Trap Neuter Return) program, provide a low-cost spay neuter program (available to anyone, regardless of income) and a Barn Cat Program to provide safe barn and garden homes to feral and other cats that need outdoor homes (and natural pest control). This is a great organization that helps ALL needy cats and kittens in the community.

tiah

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member of Alley Cats and Angels and I am so proud of the work that we do. As an all-volunteer organization, the number of cats we help each year through adoption, TNR, barn/garden home placement, and low-cost or free spay/neuter is astonishing.

We started with three volunteers and in our first year, we rescued 28 cats. That number has greatly increased. In 2012, we took in 329 cats (adoption program and barn/garden cat program) and sponsored and subsidized the spay/neuter of approximately 300 cats. The number of cats we rescued has increased ten-fold from our first year, but we are still a 100% volunteer-based, foster-home based rescue.