Alley Cats and Angels’ adoption program places cats and kittens into loving, indoor-only homes. As cats come into our adoption program, they receive needed medical attention and are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. The home-like environment allows for plenty of one-on-one care and socialization. Besides being good for the cat, our network of foster homes allows us to concentrate on care and adoption rather than shelter management and fundraising for facilities. All of our cats are fully vetted before they are adopted. Over 95% of our cats/kittens have been rescued from the streets; be it a feral litter of kittens needing to be socialized, or tame cats that have been abandoned and found their way to a feral colony, these “forgotten felines” will always be the rescue’s charter.
Barn Cat Program
Alley Cats and Angels places sterilized feral and semi-feral cats into barn/garden homes. Cats in this program are not adoptable as pets or indoor only cats. Through our Barn/Garden Cat Program, we are able to give these cats a second chance at a safe and happy life. All cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped before relocation. Alley Cats and Angels carefully selects qualified barn/garden homes with the same care that we approve adoptions of our friendly cats. And we loan out all equipment needed for the relocation period, deliver and set up the cats in their new environment, and provide detailed instructions on how to bond with and care for the cats both during their confinement/acclimation period and after release. Many of our current barn cat owners are so pleased with the success that they have referred people needing barn cats to us and/or have requested additional cats for their other barns.
Feral Cat / TNR Education and Assistance
Alley Cats and Angels offers advice and assistance to individuals and other groups with respect to non-lethal feral cat management. We assist local caregivers in several counties by loaning trapping equipment, demonstrating how to use the traps, and providing trapping instructions. We provide post-surgical recovery instructions and can sometimes provide short-term care for the recovery of feral cats after surgery. We teach the basics of trap-neuter-return (TNR) and colony management for feral cats and actively lead TNR efforts and provide TNR assistance. TNR is the only compassionate approach/solution to feral and stray cat overpopulation.
Alter an Alley Cat Spay/Neuter Assistance
We are committed to reducing the number of homeless cats entering our shelters and being euthanized, and our Alter an Alley Cat program is a key component in our fight against pet overpopulation. Our Alter an Alley Cat Program provides subsidized spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for cats owned by low-income/hardship families and feral cats whose caretakers have limited incomes. We are proud to offer this service to cat owners and feral cat caregivers with low incomes, who otherwise would not have the means to have the cats spayed/neutered and vaccinated.