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Alley Cat Allies (ACA): #7 Expert-Identified Animal Rights and Welfare Nonprofit

August 22nd, 2011 by dawn Leave a reply »

The #7 nonprofit was founded in response to the growing issue of crowded animal shelters. Alley Cat Allies (ACA) fights against euthanasia in animal control pounds and supports all groups that provide humane care of stray cats. Here’s a brief description of the organization’s meaningful work:

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Alley Cat Allies has charted a course set on animal control and shelter industry reform and humane treatment through activities including:


  • Advocating for pounds and shelters to keep public records of animal intake and kill rates, for public and mandatory government oversight, and for increased pound and shelter accountability.
  • Mobilizing and educating the public and leading the national movement to end the killing of cats and to protect and improve their lives.
  • Supporting the efforts of, and acting as the national voice for, thousands of individuals and groups across the U.S. who provide humane care for stray and feral cats.


Alley Cat Allies was founded in 1990 by two women who recognized that stray and feral cats’ needs were not being met by the animal control pound and shelter system. They realized that when well-meaning citizens called pounds and shelters about feral cats, their only response was to kill them.

We have the power to spare animals excruciating pain by making better choices about the food we eat, the things we buy, and the activities we support.

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The experts that reviewed ACA gave positive feedback about the work and impact of this organization. With a very narrow focus on helping feral cats, Alley Cat Allies has organized thousands of volunteers around the country to provide direct care for feral cat colonies in local communities. Experts believe that the group has had the largest impact on changing the public perception of feral cats in recent years, challenging conventional wisdom about the impacts of cats on urban wildlife, and generating acceptance of innovative techniques such as trap-neuter-return. Read more expert reviews here to find out more about how Alley Cat Allies is impacting the treatment of cats in animal shelters nationwide.



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