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Thursday, January 27, 2011

TNR (trap-neuter-return) Workshop Scheduled for February 7, 2011

Are you interested in learning about trap-neuter-return feral and community cats? If so, please attend the workshop on Monday, February 7, 2011.

This is a free workshop designed to teach the basics of trap-neuter-return and feral colony management and to develop our community of feral cat caretakers. We will also set aside some time for questions to talk about any special project needs.

Alley Cats and Angels will be leading the workshop.

Date: Monday, February 7, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: SPCA Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC

“TNR 101” is jointly sponsored by a consortium of animal welfare agencies in Wake County, including Safe Haven for Cats, Alley Cats and Angels, Cat Angels Pet Adoptions, Operation Catnip, the SPCA of Wake County and the Wake Voice for Animals

Now booking appointments for National Spay Day (20 appointments for 2/22/2011)

Alley Cats and Angels is holding a free spay day on National Spay Day, Tuesday, February 22, 2011. This spay day is for 20 cats and is specifically for friendly pet or stray cats owned by/cared for by households with low/limited incomes, on government assistance or unemployment.

Surgeries will be performed by a vet in Raleigh and appointments will be booked by Alley Cats and Angels. The cats will receive the following services on the February 22nd spay day: spay/neuter, FVRCP (distemper) vaccination, and rabies vaccination.

If you qualify for assistance and would like to get your cats spayed/neutered and vaccinated on the February 22nd spay day, please complete a spay/neuter assistance request form on our website ( 

Alley Cats and Angels
PO Box 785
Apex, NC 27502
Spay/Neuter Assistance Request Form: 

Also, if you know anyone that would like to help with our spay day, we are accepting the following donations
  • Monetary donations to help offset the cost of spay day surgical fees and vaccinations.
  • Cat carriers to be given to households needing carriers to bring their cats to spay day - owners will be able to keep the carriers. The carriers do not need to be new, just in acceptable usable condition.
  • Towels and puppy pads to be used in recovery cages and carriers.

Monday, January 24, 2011

ASPCA Grant Spay Day Update

We held our sponsored SNAP-NC mobile spay day on Tuesday, January 18th and it was fantastic.  Paid for by a grant from the ASPCA ( and a generous donation from 1stInsurance Services, we were able to provide the following: 
  • Neuter of 6 feral cats
  • Spay of 8 feral cats
  • Neuter of 13 tame (pet) cats
  • Spay of 16 tame (pet) cats
In addition, one female tame cat (recently taken by one of our spay day participants) was brought to the spay day was found to already be spayed - so vaccinations were updated on this cat. And one tame kitten had a hernia and this was repaired at the time of surgery at no cost to the owner.

The rescue also purchased cat food to send home with our spay day participants.  Everyone went home with an 18-pound bag of cat food. 

The SNAP-NC mobile spay/neuter team was absolutely fantastic.  We strongly encourage any rescues that have grant money to sponsor the van for the day.  It's easy and a great way to help the community.

Below are just a few of the many pictures we took from this spay day.

Adoption Update

Well, after so many weeks of fantastic adoptions, it was bound to slow down some and it did this weekend. Only one cat was adopted this weekend, but what a fantastic adoption.  Sampson, the last of the S litter was finally adopted.  YAY for Sampson. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Adoption Update

January has been a great adoption month so far.  We had a good adoption weekend with seven cats/kittens adopted.  The following were adopted:
  • Scarlett
  • Dumbledore
  • Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom (together)
  • Windy
  • Bella Swan
  • Pooh Bear (yay!!)
Thank you so much to our wonderful adopters. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Successful Spay Day on January 7th

Alley Cats and Angels was able to provide spay/neuter and vaccinations for 28 cats currently living in a rural mobile home park.  Statistics from this spay day:
  • Most of the cats were friendly, two were feral
  • 16 cats were male, 12 were female
  • The cats ranged in age from 3 momths to 2 years old, with over half of them under 9 months old
  • One kitty has a tumor in her ear which was removed at the time of her spay surgery
This spay day was paid for by funds from the Bernice Barbour Foundation grant, as well as a donation from the mobile home park owner of $10 per cat. 

We greatly appreciate Dr. Barbara Farmer, Greystone Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC for taking on a big spay day on such short notice as this was an emergency situation. 

As many of the 26 carriers and 2 traps as we could fit in one picture!

This poor girl came in with a tumor in her ear.  It was removed during her surgery and she went home on meds.

Adoption Update

It was a great weekend for our kitties this weekend - especially those whose names started with a "C"!  Cassie (our one eyed princess), Cloudy, Chubby Hubby, and Chester were all adopted this weekend.  Too bad Casper and Charlotte weren't at the adoption event!  :-)

In other "news", the Twilight kittens (Edward Cullen, Rosalie Hale, and Bella Swan) are now available for adoption.  They are approximately 5 months old and are delightfully sweet!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Meet Snowy and Frosty: two special kittens

Frosty and Snowy are Siamese mix siblings.  They are both stunningly gorgeous, but also shy and need a home that is patient, understanding, and relatively quiet.  They do not have to be adopted together (although that would be nice). 

Frosty (female, est. DOB, 9/12/2010):  Meet Frosty, she is a beautiful Snowshoe-Siamese mix with soft points on her ears and a big fluffy tail. Frosty is a shy, but very sweet kitten who loves to be petted and loves other kitties. All you have to do is sit near her and she will start purring loudly. She is now in a foster home where we are working on bringing her out of her shell. We believe she will do best in a quiet home with patient humans who will allow her to blossom at her own pace.

Snowy (male, est. DOB 9/12/2010): Meet Snowy, Frosty's brother. Snowy has pretty blue eyes and points very similar to his sister's. Snowy and Frosty were separated for the first few weeks they were in the program but are getting along very well now that they're back together. Like his sister, he is also shy, but we're making good progress with him. Snowy adores being brushed and petted and once he learns to trust you, he will crawl into your lap for more loving. Snowy also likes to play with other cats. Snowy will be happiest in a quiet home and will need some time to warm up to new surroundings.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 Statistics

2010 was an amazing year! It still astonishes me how much our small rescue can accomplish. We have a small group of volunteers and foster homes, and it's a small group, it's a might one!! 

Our 2010 Annual Report will not be published for another month, but I wanted to share some of our 2010 statistics.  In 2010, Alley Cats and Angels:
  • Rescued 288 cats and kittens (intake into adoption program and barn/garden cat program)
  • Adopted 178 cats into safe and loving indoor-only homes
  • Placed 52 cats into safe barn/garden homes
  • Provided spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for 213 cats through our Alter an Alley Cat program: of these cats, 135 were female and 78 were male. Alley Cats and Angels sponsored 85% of these surgeries at 100% of the cost and subsidized the rest at varying percentages
We truly are a small organization making a big difference.