Alley Cat Rescue’s (ACR) commitment is to help stray and outdoor community cats in the United States and around the world, by promoting humane nonlethal care to improve cats’ lives. ACR works to reduce the number of feral cats living in colonies through a proven method called Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
ACR’s vision is for the nations’ animal control agencies to work within their communities to reduce the number of cats killed in shelters. We assist them with implementing Trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs which is the only proven method for controlling community cats.
ACR promotes compassion and humane care for cats through effective campaigns:
Alley Cat Rescue is leading in the way in promoting humane and compassionate care for ALL cats. It is important to remove feral cats from “pest” status that many put them in and promote an ethical, nonlethal way to deal with the population of outdoor community cats. Decades of catch-and-kill has not worked.
ACRs Founder was one of a few pioneers who brought TNR to national attention in 1990. Holton introduced the following programs to help cats: