- How we help
Cats need your help! You may have read that the City of Los Angeles is considering a new proposal to implement a Citywide Cat Program that would provide funding and support to community groups that engage in spay/neuter, trap/neuter/return (TNR), education about community cats, and outreach programs for cats.
The final decision to approve the program or not, is pending an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is in process now, and includes an opportunity for public comment. There are some powerful and well-funded groups that are opposed to the implementation of this type of cat program which is why we need your voice to be heard in support of the "Cat Program".
Please take a few moments to email the City of Los Angeles telling them that you support the 2017 Citywide Cat Program.
We Need Your Voice! || LA Citywide Cat Program
So very sad, but so very true: Many cats labeled “feral” were once someone’s pet and are now rightfully confused and terrified to have been abandoned or lost. If there are at a shelter, they’re in real danger.
These “feral” cats aren’t officially “feral,” but rather, they are “stray.” We also call them “community,” “free-roaming, “social” or “un-socialized” cats. They’re all cats and we’re here to help them.
If you’ve found a stray cat on its own, chances are someone’s beloved pet has gone missing. It’s a situation that all responsible, caring pet owners dread. Think how you’d want someone to act if this was your pet. We’re assuming you’re not the sort of person who’d walk or drive right by a lost cat.
If you’re already a cat owner, you already know what your found cat requires. If not, here’s a short list. At this stage, you’re hopeful you’ll locate the owner and that your new friend’s stay will be temporary.
Still can’t find the cat’s guardian, you will need to step it up a notch:
The followings websites are highly recommended by us if you’ve lost or found a cat.
Some may be free, some may charge. Stray Cat Alliance has no connection to any of these sites and cannot vouch for their effectiveness, but in our experience many animals have been returned to owners or found by Good Samaritans who help lost and found animals.
Look first at your local animal shelter’s website and also go there in person as some animals are kept in ISO (Isolation) as they are injured or ill and cannot be in the general population.
A few of the pay sites to help you in finding your pets (others likely exist in your area or are being developed – search on the internet for others):