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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

142 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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We got our Maine Coon Cat from Alley Cats and Angels. They had given her all her shots , chipped and spayed ! They were wonderful to us and answered all our questions .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Top notch organization! Every cat is fully vetted and cared for buy foster parents. Our wonderful adoptee, Tucker, is a beautiful success story of a rescue from a feral colony to a beloved family member. This group of dedicated volunteers do amazing work.

2 Diane144

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow several nonprofit animal rescues and live in Va. This agency far exceeds my expectations and does wonderful work in rescuing, fostering, and finding forever homes for the adult cats as well as the kittens.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had the most amazing experience with Alley Cats and Angels. They truly love each and every cat that they rescue and go above and beyond to make sure each cat is put into the best home possible. They rock!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An adoption process that dreams are made of...truly. Not only did we walk away with our newest addition to the family, but the entire process was just so seamless and easy. Yes, they checked us out, of course, but none of it felt imposing or unnecessary. Yes, they helped us find our perfect match, but it didn't feel rushed or forced. It was all so wonderful. I've already recommended Alley Cats and Angels to several friends looking to adopt. :)

1 Melissa269

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alley cats and angels is wonderful. They truly love and care.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved working with Alley Cats and Angels. Adopting my kitten, Molly, was easy and lacked the stress I have experienced from trying to adopt from other places. The staff was very encouraging and very helpful. I couldn't have asked for an easier experience. I will definitely be returning to Alley Cats and Angels the next time I want to adopt. :) Love them!!

3 Nancy118

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted from them 2 years ago and then became a volunteer as a result of the positive experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a proud adopter of 3 cats from AC&A, as well as a volunteer. When we looked last year to adopt and I was looking for an organization to adopt from, I was very impressed with the organization and it's volunteers. Since then, I have volunteered at adoption events and have fostered. Iam proud to say all of my friends comment they know what organization they plan to adopt from when they decide to home another cat. First class, professional, organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have three cats adopted through Alley Cats and Angels. They each came to us well socialized and ready to become part of our family. We support TNR and are thankful for all AC&As does to educate the public and prevent unwanted kittens.

2 Kaycee J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization with very caring volunteers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our families first kitten from here. I am amazed at the time that was given to provide us with quality kitten education, check in calls to offer help and their overall professional demeanor. Our kitten is well socialized, has great kitten manners and well adapted. Thanks for the work you all do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two beautiful black kitties from Alley cats and angels. We adopted our first about 2 years ago and our second about 3 months ago. They were so helpful both times! Because all of the cats live in foster care full time, they really know each cats personality and we're able to help us pick out the perfect cat for us and our lifestyle. We would definitely recommend working with Alley Cats and Angels to find the perfect kitty for your family!

3 Bettina K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted from Alley Cats and Angels . The experience was smooth and enjoyable. It is awesome to think that we walked out with the cat and with all the shots, rabies vaccine and microchip. We did not need to run to the vet the first 24h. The cat was social, is good with kids and did not spend the first 2 weeks hiding under the bed.
If I did not have already 2 other cats at home, we would definitely adopt a cat and recommend the association to anybody. They not only do adoption but they also have a very good TNR program.
We loved Alley Cats and Angels so much we decided to foster some cats.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Alley Cats and Angels one day and decided to be a foster family. I was so impressed by the organization and the cats that I decided to adopt from them later on. Their offer the best cats, no bad surprises as the cats are sociable, in good health. I would recommend Alley Cats and Angels to everybody

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Donor

Rating: 5

This all-volunteer group does a fantastic job rescuing, fostering and adopting out both kittens and adult cats. They carefully match potential adopters with just the right cat or kitten for them. We adopted two semi-feral adult cats from them and they made sure that we were fully set up to acclimate the cats to our property. Tia spent as much time planning and helping Gibbs & McGee get settled with us as if they were going to be in our home.

I've worked with another of the group's volunteers for several years. I've seen firsthand how much of their own time these volunteers devote to the organization and the cats. I believe that Alley Cats and Angels are excellent stewards of all donations entrusted to them.

4 Bev_8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted Wingtip from AC&A. She was very shy and caught a stress cold during the adoption which she passed to the cat I already owned. AC&A provided antibiotics free of charge and followed up with me during the transition. Both cats were fine after a few days. I thank Alley cats and Angels for my happy fur family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels works tirelessly to care for and provide forever homes for any homeless cats/kittens. Also, they set high standards and work hard to match cats and adopters, in an attempt to make it a lifetime commitment. I adopted my cat, Piper, from them, and it is a true love match! I will definitely be adopting my next cat from them! Thanks for all their hard work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted 2 sweet kitties from this organizaion. We took them into our vet just to get acquainted with her. She was so impressed that were fully vetted and needed nothing. They go the extra mile. They truly care about the animals!

1 cheryknox

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While many rescues focus on taking in only the highly adoptable, I contacted AC&A's about orphaned kittens living in a storm drain, suffering with horribly diseased eyes and URI. When other non-profits told me to take them to the high-kill pound, AC&A accepted them into their foster program. They did what the others felt impossible-rehabbed and socialized when no one believed they could be helped. I wish there was an Alley Cats and Angels in every county across the U.S.. AC&A's is a most unique feline rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Alley Cats and Angels is unique in, unlike most other rescues, they specialize in and educate the public about feral cats and Trap/Neuter/Return or Rescue (TNR). My county is over an hour away from AC&A. LIke most NC counties, we have no resources for the homeless "feral" cats that live, basically, anywhere there is a dumpster. One person living here had an extreme problem with over-population of kittens born in his colony and had to resort to taking them home or they'd die. With no local resources to spay or rehome, Alley Cats and Angels did the unthinkable-upon request, swooped in and removed over 20, most unsocialized and sickly. They vetted and socialized until all found proper homes. I can't imagine the man-hours and cost, but their massive effort literally saved the lives of these cats, and most importantly, saved this man from losing his home and relationship with his family.

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about the love, caring & support this wonderful organization provides. Just adopted my 3rd kitty from them & he is purrfect (sorry about that!). To see them at the doctor's office with crates of cats & kittens working tirelessly to give them all great medical care, and then see them every weekend trying to find homes for them is inspiring. This is an amazing nonprofit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter & her cat, Pumpkin moved out. I had the classic "empty nest". I searched all over the web to find a place to adopt. Found Alley Cats and Angels. Met them at an adoption event on July 4th weekend & came home with my 2 boys, Bo & Benny. Can't even begin to say how much fun, love & laughs they have added to my life.

The cats had eye problems & Alley Cats nursed them to health, neutered, & microchipped them. Thanks to Alley Cats, they are now doing great.

This caring group is helping our animals in ways that no one else is doing. I recommend them for the BEST nonprofit in our area & to everyone who wants to add a little furball into their heart.

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