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December Edition

Thanks to the support of loyal donors like you, we’ve been very busy this month protecting cats around the country. Here are just a few of our current projects and successes:

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Our Future Five Program Will Help Transform Five Shelters


In an effort to move animal shelters from killing community cats to supporting Trap-Neuter-Return, we’ve launched a unique program to support five shelters that are implementing humane policies. The Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association in West Virginia is the first shelter chosen for the Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives program and will receive $5,000, along with one year of expert guidance. This week we’re also holding a food and supply drive for the shelter. Alley Cat Allies’ staff will deliver the supplies on December 16 when we conduct the initial shelter assessment. We’ll announce the other Future Five recipients on our website soon!

Learn more about the Future Five program.

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Spread Holiday Cheer with an eCard!


Our popular holiday eCards are back! They’re perfect for telling friends and family how much you care about them—and how much you care about cats! From a tuxedo snow angel to a tabby ready for a snowball fight, each card features a beautiful cat in a winter wonderland and your own customizable message.

It’s free and easy! Send your snow angel an eCard today.

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Becky Robinson Talks TNR at University of Illinois


When someone finds a cat or kitten outdoors, they often turn to their veterinarian with questions. That’s why it’s so critical that veterinary professionals are educated about TNR and feral cats. This week Alley Cat Allies President Becky Robinson introduced several classes at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine to TNR. She highlighted the important role veterinarians play in carrying out TNR and also discussed how veterinary professionals can help shelters save more lives.

Share these resources with veterinarians you know and ask them to support TNR!

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Cats in Bayside Prison’s TNR Program in Danger


A colony of feral cats outside Bayside State Prison in New Jersey is at risk of being killed. The cats have been part of a successful TNR program for nearly 10 years, but a new prison administrator plans to hire a contractor to catch and kill the cats. Under staff supervision, inmates have helped with humane trapping, post-surgery recovery, and ongoing care for the cats. Alley Cat Allies is urging the prison administrator to cancel his plan—and to work with us and local groups to continue the TNR program. We’ll keep the pressure on to keep the cats safe.

Take action: Sign the pledge at to urge local officials to support TNR.

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Adoptable Cats: A New Home for the New Year


The holidays are all about love and fellowship, so what better way to embrace the spirit of the season by opening your home to a feline friend? These sweet kitties are ready to bring their love and head boops into your forever home.

Meet Misty, a beautiful girl with a cottony undercoat and big green eyes. She was adopted a year ago, but returned to us after her companion passed away. Though Misty can be a little shy, she’s a cuddlebug once she gets to know you.
Meet Jace, a 7-month-old boy with glossy black fur and a little white star on his chest. Jace will never pass up the chance for playtime! He would love a human companion who will keep him active and give him the attention he needs. If you’re looking to energize your household, Jace is the perfect choice!
Meet Punkin’! Fall is almost over, but it’s not too late to bring home a Punkin’! This 8-year-old beauty is young at heart and loves playtime with a catnip toy. But more often you find her nuzzling your ankles for attention!

Find out more about these and other adoptable cats.

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Quick Links

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New Resource: Read our Advocacy Toolkit to learn the basics of advocating for humane policies for cats.

It’s cold outside! Feral cats are at home outdoors, but they appreciate a helping hand during winter. Keep your colony warm with our winter weather tips.

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