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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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.

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!

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It amazes me that year after year SCA provides so many services to the community and saves so many cats from suffering. Most people would be shocked to learn that this incredible organization does this all on a shoestring budget! literally millions of cats wont suffer because of the success of their TNR programs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Stray Cat Alliance is an amazing advocacy organization whose lifesaving programs ensure that people have the tools and resources to care for community cats. They have a TNR program and provide foster and adoption services for homeless cats

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Board Member

Rating: 1

They lie. They kill cats. They trap cats and if they found a pregnant cat they happily say right in time and they spay the cat and all the unborn kittens will be killed. No matter if they would be born in a few mins... Also I witnessed when they trapped a cat they figured that the cat has an owner but instead of putting the cat back they kept the cat because it was cute. Also they brought in nursing cat moms without their few days old kittens when the kittens were not found. They just crazily spayed them instead replacing them to find the kittens. Seriuosly what difference would one day do??? If I`m not there and begging for 2 days to put back the cat moms the kittens would be dead. And of course they let her go back right after one of the mom`s surgery when she shouldn`t go back yet. They have trapping events when they collect like 100 cats and they all will be kept in a tiny trapper for days!! All were crying some of them had their nose bleeding from trying to get out. They don`t even take a look at them to see if they are sick and maybe they shouldn`t get the surgery. I`ve heard one of the volunteers saying I hope this time none of them will come out dead from surgery like last time....Maybe they could do it by 10s and giving them a better look and a better place to stay and not doing all of them on the same day. Also I went there for a craigslist ad that advertised a job for paid trapper. They said I have to show how I would do it. They made me work for 2 days (the 3rd one I refused) then they said I worked well and I will get hired though they wanted a Spanish speaker ( i didn`t know that cats speak Spanish and the ad didn`t say anything about Spanish speaking) After the only time when I`ve heard of them when i got an email saying that I should go again and volunteer with more work. Well they didn`t have another applicant, I figured that`s how they wanted more people to help them for free. I do not have a problem with volunteering but I will not do it for liars and for crazy people who kill kittens. (If I would have been hired I would never take a pregnant cat into their crazy place for sure!!!)