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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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Anthony and Timothy
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Anthony and Timothy, a bonded pair of tabby brothers! They are approximately 10 weeks old. They were found on the street trying to eat roadkill. They put up quite a protest to being caught, but have adjusted to their lifestyle improvement and Babycat food pretty happily. They have short brown, black, and tan fur with enchanting white socks. Anthony has a darker stripe on his back to make telling them apart a bit easier. Timothy is a little more reserved, while Anthony seeks petting, but they both have loud purr motors when they are being held together. They don’t like to be apart and worry when they can’t see each other. They have a lot of fun with wand toys, little mice rattles, and tinkle balls. They also like climbing. Together, they’ll make an adorable edition to your household, bringing love, joy, playfulness, and cuddles. What Anthony and Timothy 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. Especially Timothy. - 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 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 Anthony and Timothy 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
Cole and Bennett
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Cole and Bennett, a bonded pair of kitten brothers! They are approximately 4 months old. Cole is a friendly and outgoing short-haired tuxedo kitten. He loves to greet new friends and show off his purr for them. This sweet boy also enjoys playing and getting pets. Bennett is a short-haired brown tabby who started off shy but has revealed his sparkling personality in foster care. This friendly and confident guy likes to explore and play with his favorite dangle toys. Together, they make a fun and loving pair. What Cole and Bennett 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 Cole and Bennett! 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
Ava and Dylan
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Ava and Dylan, a bonded pair of kitten siblings! They are approximately 4 months old. Ava is a small, short-haired tuxedo kitten who is shy but making great progress as she learns how to enjoy pets and lap time. She’s got a loud purr and loves to play with her brother. Dylan is a sweet, confident short-haired brown tabby who loves to play and get pets. This purr machine can’t get enough of dangle toys and chasing his own tail. Together, they make a cute and playful pair. What Ava and Dylan 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 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 Ava and Dylan! 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, 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 calm, orange, short-haired male who loves to take a nap, burrow in blanket, and look out from balcony. Sesame is a quiet, orange, short-haired female who likes to spend her time chasing balls, wrestling her brother, and getting chin scratches. Their favorite food is literally any and all food. Their favorite toys are shoelaces tied to a toy fish pole and balls made from their own hair (they carry the balls in their mouth all the time!). They’ll also enjoy 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 are shy and get nervous easily, so they need a kind and patient guide to help them feel comfortable with new experiences. Once get more familiar with you, they’ll like cuddling and sleeping with you. - They have lots of energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - They feel at ease in a quiet and calm environment. Loud noises, fast movements, and strangers can make them nervous. - They have lived with another cat and may like having a feline friend close to their age. - They have no known history with dogs or 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://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesZaPrEjoKWb9rgXhqh0chan9BqUGzQksos8C9E-Z5r9PwyQ/viewform applicants who complete the questionnaire will be considered. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
TOKi and Tiësto
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet TOKi and Tiësto, an adorable pair of kitties who are as fun as they are cute! These 2 siblings were found in an abandoned home in Seattle and had no interaction with humans until coming to their foster home, where they continue to thrive with lots of socialization. TOKi is a cautious gal who loves to play with her brother Tiësto. She is still shy around people but with the confidence of her sibling, she has come a long way! She will need a patient adopter who will give her space to feel comfortable in her new surroundings. Tiësto is a real lovebug and purrs when you come in the room! His confidence has increased every day in his foster home, and he has become a super cuddler. He loves all toys, treats, and playing with his sister. What TOKi and Tiësto 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 have lots of kitten energy and will benefit from plenty of active play time. - They need to live indoors only. - They have no known history with dogs (other than seeing one a few times) or other adult cats but would likely due well with proper slow introductions. -They have not been introduced to children so they will need slow introductions (especially TOKi). All Alley Cat Projects cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption. Thank you for your interest in TOKi and Tiësto. If your household fits the above criteria, you can apply to adopt them by filling out this questionnaire: https://bit.ly/ACPAdoptionForm 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 play in shoe boxes. Her favorite things include getting her fur combed and playing with a variety of toys, especially balls and anything attached to a string. Currently, her favorite activity is wrestling with tissue paper! She’ll let you know when she wants attention with a sweet little meow. 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 feline friend (any age is ok!) to play with and model good cat manners. Simone gets along well with the foster's adult cat. - 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 a positive history with small, cat-friendly 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
Working Cat: Indoor shop cat (feral)
Working Cat: Indoor shop cat (feral) Working Cat: Indoor shop cat (feral) Working Cat: Indoor shop cat (feral)
  • 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!