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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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Adoption Event: February 4
Adoption Event: February 4
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet a variety of kittens and cats at Alley Cat Project’s adoption event! When: Saturday, February 4 10 am to 2 pm Where: All the Best Pet Care 3830 Stone Way N. Seattle, WA 98103 Available kittens and cats range in age, gender, color, and personality. Come see them in person to find the purrfect match for your family! They will go home with you immediately after adoption, so please come prepared with a sturdy carrier to bring them home in. Save time by pre-filling out our questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Please note that Alley Cat Project typically adopts kittens out in pairs. Kittens thrive when they have a friend! Most kittens will be in bonded pairs at the event. Unpaired kittens can only be adopted to homes that already have a young, friendly and playful resident cat. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. About Alley Cat Project: Alley Cat Project is 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. Learn more at https://alleycatproject.org/ View full description »

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

Meet Kinky, a total snuggle bunny! She is approximately 10 months old. Kinky is a small brown tabby with black stripes and a kink at the end of her tail. She luuuuvs to be brushed and play with toys in the evening, especially catnip ones. Kinky is very affectionate in her foster home: She enjoys lap time and sleeping in bed with her person. Plus, she knows how to talk to people. What Kinky is 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 has lots of energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has a positive history with other cats and may like having a feline friend close to her age. - 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 Kinky! 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. Many of our cats receive numerous applications, and we thank you for your patience while we review applications and find the best match. View full description »

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

Meet Peanut and Sesame, a bonded pair of young siblings! They are approximately 2 years old. Peanut is a sweet and adventurous short-haired orange tabby boy who loves to take a nap, burrow in blanket, and look out from the balcony. Calm and quiet Sesame is a short-haired orange tabby girl who likes to spend her time chasing balls, wrestling her brother, and getting chin scratches. They're very food-motivated, and Peanut makes his love for food known by getting vocal at dinner time. Their favorite toys are wand toys and balls. They also enjoy chill activities like lounging in the sun and watching tv with you! What Peanut and Sesame are looking for in a home: - They want to stay together forever and must be adopted as a pair. - They’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - They feel at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - They need to live indoors only. - They have a positive history with other cats and may like having a feline friend close to their age. - They have no known history with dogs. - They have 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 Peanut and Sesame! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt them by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. Many of our cats receive numerous applications, and we thank you for your patience while we review applications and find the best match. View full description »

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

Meet Kevin and Katie, a bonded sibling pair who are a couple of real jungle cats! These two beauties are Alley Cat Project alum. When Kevin and Katie's previous adopter became unable to care for them (through no fault of their own), we brought them back under our care to look for a new family. Kevin is a sleek house panther with a teeny splash of white on his chest. His long, lanky look only makes him much more attractive, but don’t underestimate his sweetness! The first to brush against your legs as you walk in the room, Kev cat will win you over. Right behind him in charm is his sister Katie, a bonafide stunning tiger! This brown tabby is a sucker for some head skritches and is nuts for playtime! These two were older kittens when previously adopted, and their socialization has come a long way. They're acclimating to living with new people after being with their previous adopter for about a year. They warmed up quickly to trust their foster parents, but they are still gaining confidence to truly feel at home. What Kevin and Katie are looking for in a home: - They want to stay together forever and must be adopted as a pair. - They will need time to become comfortable in another new environment, so they need a kind and patient guide to help them continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers can make them nervous. - They’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - They will benefit from plenty of active play time, especially to help them bond with you. - They feel at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - They need to live indoors only. - They have limited history with dogs in their current foster home. - They prefer to be the only pets in the house, but they would likely be OK with other pets given proper slow introductions. - They haven't been introduced regularly to children. Children over 10 who can learn to adapt slowly with the kitties comfort level would be ideal. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in Kevin and Katie. If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt them by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. Many of our cats receive numerous applications, and we thank you for your patience while we review applications and find the best match. View full description »

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

Meet Cheerio, a sweet young girl looking for her forever home. She is approximately 6 months old. This small, gorgeous speckled tabby loves butt scratches and nuzzling people, as well as string and ball toys. She is getting more comfortable being held and never stops chirping and purring when she's excited and wants attention. She wants to be friends with every other cat she meets, and she's a gentle and playful buddy. What Cheerio'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 feels at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - She needs to live indoors only. - She has a positive history with other cats and would enjoy having a feline friend close to her age. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in adopting Cheerio! 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. Many of our cats receive numerous applications, and we thank you for your patience while we review applications and find the best match. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Freya and Freyr
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  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Freya and Freyr, a bonded pair of kitten siblings! They are approximately 7 months old. Freya is a brave torbie adventurer who is always curious and looking to explore. She loves Churu, wand toys, and cursor-like objects on the TV. Freya is the more vocal of the pair and often chirrups while stalking her prey and expressing curiosity about new objects, and she loves head pets and will shove her entire face into your head if that's what it takes. Freyr is a medium hair grey tabby who's the reserved gentleman of the duo. He's content to chill next to you on his favorite armchair, at least until his sister piques his interest with her antics. He loves his enclosed spaces (boxes anyone?) and the ball-on-track kind of toys. He will accept head pets so long as the incoming hand has already been accepted as friendly (aka get his sister's approval first!) Like his sister, he also loves Churu and wand toys. What Freya and Freyr are looking for in a home: - They want to stay together forever and must be adopted as a pair. - They’re new to indoor life with humans, so they need a kind and patient guide to help them continue adjusting. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers can make them nervous. - They’ll need extra time and TLC to build trust. - They have lots of kitten energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - They feel at ease in a quiet and calm environment. - They need to live indoors only. - They have a positive history with other cats and may like having a feline friend close to their age. - They have no known history with dogs. - They have 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 Freya and Freyr! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt them by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Lana and Duchess
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Duchess and Lana, a bonded mother and daughter duo! Duchess is approximately 8 months old, and Lana is approximately 3 months old. Duchess is a short-haired gray tabby with white feet and huge green eyes. She loves to play with interactive “fishing pole” style toys, games of tug-o-war with her human, and discovering hidey holes. Her favorite things include shredded chicken and felt ribbon toys (for tugging!). She can be shy, as she's new to indoor life with humans, and she may need some extra time and TLC to build trust. Lana is also a short-haired gray tabby with white feet and belly. She likes to spend her time sitting in boxes, chasing her tail, and looking out windows. She can’t get enough of Churu and laser pointers! Together, they make an adorable pair. What Lana and Duchess are looking for in a home: - They want to stay together forever and must be adopted as a pair. - They need to live indoors only. - They have no known history with other cats. - They have no known history with dogs. - They need children to respect their space. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in Lana and Duchess! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt them by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

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

Meet George Costanza and Ned Flanders, a lively and inquisitive pair of kittens. They are approximately 5-6 months old. George is a short-haired brown tabby. He is histrionic, socially awkward, and chock full of cockamamie schemes that don't work out well for anybody. He is somewhat shy, but he can be brought out of his shell with an Inaba Churu paste treat. He loves to play and plaintively yowls when he can’t find Ned. Ned is also a short-haired brown tabby, who is annoyingly perfect in that okeley dokely way. He always comes to the rescue. He is a purring machine who loves to cuddle and play with string on a stick. Together, these bonded brothers are comedy gold! What George and Ned are looking for in a home: - They want to stay together forever and must be adopted as a pair. - They have lots of kitten energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - They need to live indoors only. - They have a positive history with other cats and may like having a feline friend close to their age. - They have no known history with dogs. - They need children to respect their space. All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in George and Ned! If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt them by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm Only applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Baby, Male, 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, Marketing & Events

We currently have no open opportunities for marketing, social media or event support. Please check back with us another time.

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

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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!