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In Your Backyard

Improving the Lives of Charm City’s Kitties

In three days, 115 cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped.

In three days, 115 cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and
eartipped in Baltimore.

In early February, Alley Cat Allies participated in a targeted Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project carried out by Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), Caring Hands Animal Support and Education (CHASE), and Best Friends Animal Society. Alley Cat Allies staff led two workshops to educate community members about TNR. Our staff and volunteers also helped humanely trap cats, make sure they were comfortable during recovery, and return them to their outdoor homes after they recovered (the best part of TNR!). Alley Cat Allies was part of a local coalition that worked to build citywide support for TNR in Baltimore, which adopted one of the country’s best TNR ordinances in 2007.

A Small State with Big Plans for Cats

Delaware may be the nation’s second smallest state, but it has a long list of cities that support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). That list grew even longer this January when Alley Cat Allies helped Delaware City, Del. draft and adopt a TNR ordinance. Delaware City joins neighboring Rehoboth Beach, Harrington, Milford, and Dewey Beach in supporting this humane, highly successful program for feral cats.

A Big Win for Cats

Because of your support, a plan to end a long-standing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program at Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, N.J. has been averted.

With your help, we kicked off a campaign that helped save Bayside’s cats—and saved its nine-year-old TNR program. The prison’s administrators cancelled trapping plans and invited Alley Cat Allies and local rescue groups to assess the situation. When touring the property, we had the chance to see some of the beautiful, healthy cats. This March, we returned to the prison to help with TNR. Thanks to you, the cats are safe and cared for in their outdoor home.