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 Inquires:

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View cats who are currently available for adoption.

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Meet Penny, a tough mama cat who is done taking care of babies and living on the street! She is approximately 5 years old. This beautiful torbie is still very nervous around people, but she warms up in time. She was found living in an auto shop with her five kittens late last year. She took incredible care of them, and she's ready for a home of her own now that they’ve been adopted! While Penny may never be comfortable being held, she loves prancing around the room purring, giving head butts, and kneading constantly. She also enjoys playing with string toys and scratching on her scratching post. In the right home, she will continue to build trust and let down her guard. What Penny’s looking for in a home: - She is 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 very nervous, and she will need to be kept in a confined space until she feels comfortable in her new home. - 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 Penny! 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)
Working Cat: Indoor shop cat (feral)
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

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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Our team entirely consists of volunteers, and we always welcome help! Here are some of the things we do:

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 awild kitten to have a better life? If you have prior experience working withkittens, are patient and living in a calm and stableenvironment, and are home most days or evenings, then you may be agreat candidate to help a little kitten learn to trustpeople.  Kittens born to stray mothers can be socialized within thefirst 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.


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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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!