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Welcome to Alley Cat Project! We are a small, but passionate group of volunteers working to reduce the overpopulation of cats in Seattle using humane solutions.

Our mission is to ensure that every cat has a good home.

What We Do

Here are some things we do to help Seattle’s feral, stray and abandoned cats:

  • Trap, Neuter (or spay), and Return (TNR) feral cats to their colonies.  TNR is a humane solution to the problem of unowned free roaming cats.
  • Deliver friendly cats who were lost or abandoned to Seattle Animal Shelter so that they can be redeemed by an owner or adopted to a new family.
  • Socialize semi-friendly kittens and cats so they can be adopted as pets.
  • Provide basic medical care, nutritious food, and safe and sanitary conditions to all cats after alteration.


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View cats who are currently available for adoption.

Charlotte
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Charlotte, a quiet, gentle girl with a semi-feral past who's ready to enjoy a sweet life indoors! She is approximately 1 year old. This beautiful gray and white tabby with large golden eyes and a bushy tail is still learning to trust humans, so cat-savvy home where she can settle in at her own pace would be ideal for her. Charlotte came to Alley Cat Project while giving birth to five gorgeous kittens. She has been a loving, attentive mom, even despite an early illness that made nursing difficult for a while. That is now past and good health has taken its place. In foster care, Charlotte has come a long way from her feral past. She loves to watch her kittens sleep and play, and she occasionally joins in the fun when swinging toys are in action. Her favorite place to be is on her foster mom's dresser or under the bed—wherever she can be undisturbed but still watch the goings-on. Churu treats, all flavors, will win her favor. She is still learning the niceties of human touch and will accept pets and back scratches when she is calm and relaxed. (Be sure to include that bushy tail when petting.) In the right home, Charlotte will continue to build trust and confidence. What Charlotte is looking for in a home: - She needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, sudden movements, and strangers make her nervous. (Don't expect a handshake when you meet her.) - She’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - She might benefit from a younger feline companion after she bonds with her people. Pairing her with one of her kittens is also a possibility. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment, where she can continue building confidence. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has no known history with other cats, but she has shown concern when a neighbor's cat hangs out on the foster home's deck. - She has no known history with dogs. - She has no known history with children. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Charlotte! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Nutella
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Nutella, a sweet, quiet, and shy kitten who’s ready to cozy up in her forever home! She is approximately 4 months old. This short-haired girl is a fairly rare female orange tabby, further distinguished by her adorable white boots and white chest. She loves to chase after fun toys (like pipe cleaners and crinkle balls) and then settle down for pets in a comfortable lap—with her terrific, contented purr! Her favorite things include Churu tube treats, wrestling with her siblings, and watching the world go by from a high perch. Nutella would love to go home with one of her sisters, Suzy Q or Simone (check out their profiles too!), but she’s also adoptable on her own into a home with another young cat. What Nutella’s looking for in a home: - She’s new to indoor life with humans, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers make her nervous. - She’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - She needs a young feline friend to play with and model good cat manners. - She has lots of energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has no known history with dogs. - She needs an adult-only home. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Nutella! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Simone
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Simone, a lovely, sweet, and shy kitten who’s ready to shine in her forever home! She is approximately 4 months old. This short-haired girl with unique white and orange tabby markings loves to relax in a comfortable lap, stretch out on her climber, and groom her siblings. Her favorite things include getting her fur combed and playing with a variety of toys, especially balls and anything attached to a string. She’ll let you know when she wants attention with a sweet little meow. Simone would love to go home with one of her sisters, Suzy Q or Nutella (check out their profiles too!), but she’s also adoptable on her own into a home with another young cat. What Simone’s looking for in a home: - She’s new to indoor life with humans, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers make her nervous. - She needs a young feline friend to play with and model good cat manners. - She has lots of energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has no known history with dogs. - She needs an adult-only home. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Simone! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Suzy Q
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Suzy Q, a sweet, charming, and shy kitten who’s ready to blossom in her forever home! She is approximately 4 months old. This short-haired girl with beautiful orange and white markings loves to lounge on her favorite climber, get lots of pets, and wrestle with her siblings. Her favorite things include toys like Da Bird wand and crinkle balls, makeshift toys like brown paper bags, and real birds (as safely observed through a window). Suzy Q would love to go home with one of her sisters, Simone or Nutella (check out their profiles too!), but she’s also adoptable on her own into a home with another young cat. What Suzy Q’s looking for in a home: - She’s new to indoor life with humans, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers make her nervous. - She needs a young feline friend to play with and model good cat manners. - She has lots of energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has no known history with dogs. - She needs an adult-only home. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Suzy Q! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Roxy
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Roxy, a shy yet sweet and playful kitten with beautiful markings! She is approximately 3 months old. This pretty girl is a short-haired tuxedo cat with a cute white diamond between her eyes. She loves to play with other cats, chase toys, and discover new hiding places. Her favorite toys include spinning feather wands and laser pointers. What Roxy’s looking for in a home: - She’s new to indoor life with humans, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers make her nervous. - She needs a young feline friend to play with and model good cat manners. - She has lots of energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has no known history with dogs. - She has no known history with children. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Roxy! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Uno
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

Meet Uno, a sweet little girl that loves the good life! She is approximately 2 years old. This beautiful girl is mostly grey with some orange undertones in her coat. She loves to relax in the sun, play with a feather toy, or just hang out near you. Her absolute favorite thing in the world is chin and chest scratches, and she will not shy away from asking for them! Uno will take a few days to warm up to a new place. But once she settles in, she will enjoy your company and be a loving companion! She is a quiet, chill girl who needs an environment that matches that. What Uno’s looking for in a home: - She can get nervous, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her feel comfortable with new experiences. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She prefers to be the only cat in the house. - She has no known history with dogs. - She needs an adult-only home. - She has no known history with children. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Uno! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Bashful
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Bashful, a shy but affectionate darling whose predilection for cheek rubs goes beyond anything we’ve ever witnessed! She takes a while to come out of her shell, and while she’s not fond of being on laps, the purr machine is quick to turn on for pets and brushing. She is approximately 8 years old. This tuxedo short-haired lady with a kinked tail is quick to inform you of her feelings and opinions verbally. She's a big fan of ostriching, aka shoving her head into crevices. She’s also the old hand at biscuit making and accepts nail trimming (mostly) in peace. The best way into her heart is via brushing vigorously—she will lean her whole body into it. What Bashful’s looking for in a home: - She’s new to indoor life with humans, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers make her nervous. - She’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has no known history with dogs. - She has no known history with children. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Bashful! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Asha
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Asha, a quiet, gentle girl with a former-feral past who’s ready for the sweet life indoors! She is approximately 1 year old. This petite and pretty torbie (tortoiseshell/tabby) whose name means “hope” in Hindi recently acclimated to life with humans and is still learning to trust us. She needs a cat-savvy home where she can settle in at her own pace. In foster care, she has come a long way from her feral past—and is living up to her name: hope! This calm and curious cat now loves to play with toys, relax on the windowsill, and follow her people around. Her favorite things include running through her play tunnel and pouncing on her dangle toy. Plus, Asha recently learned the joy of human touch and enthusiastically accepts pets and chin scratches when she is calm and relaxed. In the right home, she will continue to build trust and confidence. What Asha’s looking for in a home: - She’s new to indoor life with humans, so she needs a kind and patient guide to help her continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers make her nervous. - She’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - She prefers to be the only cat in the house for now, but she might benefit from a younger brother after she bonds with her people. - She feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment where she can continue building confidence. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has a positive history with other cats. - She has no known history with dogs. - She has no known history with children. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Asha! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt her by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Working Cat: Indoor shop cat (feral)
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Alley Cat Project rescues feral cats, primarily through "TNR" (Trap-Neuter-Return). Occasionally, the feral cats cannot be returned to the site where they were previously living and must be relocated. We prefer that they go to indoor-only "mouser" type of working homes like warehouses, large shops, Industrial settings, etc., where they can perform an organic rodent control service for you, without being exposed to hazards outdoors. We have placed many cats in settings of this type with great success. The cats will typically be very shy and seldom seen at first. They may gain trust and confidence over time and become more friendly. Typically, they hide during the day and come out at night to patrol for rodents. They are not aggressive, unless cornered and force to be handled against their will. They use litter boxes. They are very little trouble. Do you have a work setting as described above, where these "working cats" can have a home? If you do, please respond to this posting with a little bit of information about where you are located, and what the setting/situation there is like. Thank you! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium

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Volunteer

Our team entirely consists of volunteers, and we always welcome help!

Here are the current volunteer roles in need of support:

Social Media Team

Content Creator: 

  • Create social media posts on Instagram/Facebook including static images, Reels, Stories. An eye for social trends and knowledge of analytics is helpful.
  • Support Community Managers as needed.
  • Remote role.

Community Manager

  • Manage comments and DMs on Instagram/Facebook and additional platforms. Delegate actionable responses with appropriate ACP volunteers and follow up in a timely manner.
  • Remote role.

Marketing & Events Team

Event Coordinator:

  • Coordinate pre- and post-production logistics for events as well as set up, event run and breakdown.
  • Solicit potential event partners/sponsors and coordinate participation details.
  • Must have reliable transportation for site visits, event day and any post-event tasks.

Merchandise Coordinator:

  • Manage online store platforms.
  • Manage ACP website and social media integrations with online store.
  • Provide monthly updates on sales and analytics.
  • Inventory management of any physical merchandise for storage and in-person events.

Trapping and Transport Team

Field Operative/Trapper:

  • This works requires training, passion for cats, tireless energy, lack of timidity, a flexible schedule or ability to work on trapping after work hours, a dependable vehicle, ability to lift, carry, and transport traps, carriers, and cats in traps and carriers. Prior experience is preferred, but training and mentoring will be provided. Note:  most of our trapping needs are south of downtown.

Clinic Transport: 

  • Early morning transport of cats to clinic in Lynnwood, Washington.  Note:  this may require holding the cats overnight in traps or carriers the night before clinic at your home or garage.  Check in time is currently 7:30 AM.

Kennel Care and Cleaning:

  • Cleaning kennels, litter boxes, traps, carriers, sweep and mop floor. Frequency depends on demand, linked to trapping efforts.  Location:  Magnolia

If you are ready to join us, please fill out our volunteer information form.

VOLUNTEER DUTIES AND DESCRIPTIONS Here are some of the things we do. Check back often as our needs change, especially during kitten season.

Capture – Do you have a car and flexibility during the evening hours?  Capturing cats works best in the evening when cats are hungry and active.

Holding and Drop off – Are you an early riser with a car and enclosed garage, shed, or basement?  If so, you’re a great candidate to help transport cats to the Spay/Neuter clinic in Lynnwood on weekdays and Sunday mornings.

Pickup and Recovery –  Do you have a car and flexible schedule during the day?  You could help picking up cats after their surgeries and keeping them warm for one or two days while they recover.

Fostering Kittens – Want to tame a wild kitten to have a better life? If you have prior experience working with kittens, are patient and living in a calm and stable environment, and are home most days or evenings, then you may be a great candidate to help a little kitten learn to trust people.  Kittens born to stray mothers can be socialized within the first few weeks of their life.

Working Cats Program – We help unwanted adult cats find permanent homes in warehouses, breweries, and other places where mousers are needed. If you don’t mind driving moderate distances,  and want the thrill of matching people with working cats, this might be a great opportunity for you.

 

 

If you are ready to join us, please fill out our volunteer information form.

Donate

We rely on donations to conduct all our work, and your support is extremely important to us! 

Donate via PayPal. Money will go to medical care and supplies for cats, as well as trapping equipment. Alley Cat Project is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible.



Mail a check made out to Alley Cat Project. Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 99224

Seattle WA 98139-0224

Donate supplies directly. Check our Amazon wish list to find out what we need most, or get in touch



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Contact

If you need help with stray or feral cats, do not hesitate to text us or give us a call at (206) 745-0243 (between 9am and 9pm), or email at info@alleycatproject.org. 

If you see young cats or kittens, call us as soon as possible! Kittens are much easier to socialize and put up for adoption than adult cats, and even a week can make a big difference in their lives!