They are a wonderful organization that I am proud to be a member of - I donate money to their cause.

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. An engine for social change, Alley Cat Allies was the first organization to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return, in the American animal protection community. By establishing and promoting standards of care, our organization has brought humane treatment of cats into the national spotlight, now embraced by major cities and animal protection organizations coast to coast. In 20 short years, we’ve changed America to better understand and respect the lives of cats.

Today, more than 260,000 supporters look to Alley Cat Allies for leadership in the movement to protect cats’ lives. We promote progressive policies for cats in communities all over America and we work towards a world that values the lives of all animals. Our two decades of experience in grassroots organizing, hands-on activism, and education has empowered policymakers, veterinarians, nonprofit and volunteer groups, activists, and caregivers nationwide with the tools and knowledge to practice, teach, and advocate for humane care for cats in their own communities. From a headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, Alley Cat Allies’ staff of nearly 30 people provides the national voice for cats and the millions of Americans that value cats’ lives.

Vision

A society in which people value and safeguard the lives of animals.

Mission

To transform and develop communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.

Values

  1. We value the intrinsic dignity and worth of each cat and acknowledge their history and place in the natural landscape.
  2. We value the relationship between people, the earth, and all animals and acknowledge that the inherent interests of all sentient beings must be given equal consideration.
  3. We value people and their compassion for cats.
  4. We value actions that advance cats’ best interests.
  5. We value teamwork as a means to achieve common goals.
  6. We value learning as a means to guide our work to protect and improve the lives of cats.
  7. We value our right as Americans to organize and speak freely.

http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=616

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And this is the kind of thing we publish FREE in The Pet Press:

 

Oct 16 - Cats, Cocktails, and Rock 'n' Roll ~ 6PM – 9PM
Pussy & Pooch, 564 S. Main St. (nr 6th St.), Los Angeles, CA 90013 

National Feral Cat Day Celebration, Join FixNation and Jackson Galaxy from Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell" at the hip Downtown pet boutique, Pussy & Pooch, to celebrate the homeless cats we all love and work so hard for.  $40 tickets include drinks, snacks, and a swag bag of cat products from Pussy & Pooch!   Can't attend the event? Shop for cat products at Pussy & Pooch any time on Oct16 and 10% of your purchase will be donated to FixNation. For more info visit www.fixnation.org; Or call 818-524-2287

Steph, this is a great program; thanks for the link. This certainly makes sense with all the ferrel cats that can breed so fast and many not being healthy. I do regret they like birds and squirrels, but they are entitled to a healthy life as well as the other wild things. 

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