For over 20 years, Alley Cat Rescue has been at the forefront of advocating for community cats and promoting their humane management through Trap-Neuter-Return. Our spay/neuter and adoption programs have assisted over 40,000 cats and kittens and prevented the suffering of countless more lives. Through our international May Spay Challenge campaign, we've brought more than 100 veterinary clinics together to sterilize over 30,000 community cats. NOW Los Angeles needs our help!! There is somewhere between 2 to 3 million cats living on the streets of Los Angeles and the shelters euthanize more than 4,000 cats including feral and unweaned kittens in the past fiscal year. The city no longer promotes Trap Neuter Return leaving the large task of stabilizing the community cat populations and rescuing the helpless kittens is left to rescue organizations like ACR. We must expand our presence and efforts in the city to be effective. Our volunteers are currently trapping a colony of over 200 cats by themselves!! Every dollar donated goes to provide care for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats and kittens. Specifically, your donations will be used for food, veterinary care, and resources for finding homes for adoptable cats and caring for neonatal kittens we rescue from the streets and nearby kill shelters. Through our Alliance for Cat Protection program, we educate shelters across the country on the benefits of offering a TNR program to their community. We provide them with a support system, empowering them to adopt humane programs to help free-roaming cats, ending the breeding cycle and saving more lives. Alley Cat Rescue is committed to helping stray and outdoor community cats across the United States and around the world, by promoting humane nonlethal care to improve cats’ lives. We work closely with animal control agencies to establish TNR programs in their communities with a focus in reducing the number of cats killed in shelters. We also fight to dispel the myths and misinformation regarding the effects of cat predation on birds and wildlife. Join the cause to help cats by making a donation today! It's simple: 1) Click on the Donate To This Fundraiser button, 2) Choose ACR’s general fund or another Team Member. Want to do more for cats? Become a team member and collect donations...with a chance to WIN prizes!* The groups with the most fundraisers always make it to the finals, so help ACR win the $50,000 Challenge prize for cats! To join ACR's team in this Challenge: 1) Click Fundraise For This Campaign, 2) Click Join The Team (If you haven’t already, sign up for Crowdrise.), 3) Set up your page and add a fundraising goal, 4) Tell all your friends and family to support your team and your favorite rescue – ALLEY CAT RESCUE! *Incentive Prizes for Team Members: - The person to raise the most donations will win a copy of our award-winning book "Alley Cat Rescue's Guide to Managing Community Cats." - 2nd place for most donations raised will receive an Alley Cat Rescue t-shirt. - 3rd place for most donations raised will receive an Alley Cat Rescue tote bag. Good Luck with the challenge and may the best "cat" win!!