ALLEY CATS AND ANGELS

Advocates for Forgotten Felines

Apex, NC   |  www.alleycatsandangels.org

Mission

The mission of Alley Cats and Angels is to maintain a non-profit, foster home based cat rescue for stray and abandoned cats and kittens; find loving, permanent, and safe homes for the cats; help alleviate the problem of overpopulation in our area by sponsoring spay/neuter surgeries for cats from low-income/hardship families; bring attention to the plight of feral cats and help facilitate zero growth in street/feral colonies by sponsoring spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats; relocate at risk feral cats into safe barn/garden homes so they are no longer in danger and have a second chance at life; and educate the public about pet overpopulation and promote spay/neuter.  

Ruling year info

2009

President

Tia Hagnas

Vice President

Jill Walters

Main address

PO Box 785

Apex, NC 27502 USA

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EIN

51-0669398

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

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Adoption Program

Alley Cats and Angels’ adoption program places cats and kittens into indoor-only homes. The cats in our adoption program come from various situations:

·         Feral colonies: friendly adoptable and kittens cats found living in feral cat colonies.

·         Abandoned cats: many of the cats in our adoption program come to us as strays and cats cruelly abandoned by their owners.

·         High-kill shelters: as space in our foster homes allow, AC&A saves adoptable cats from certain death by pulling them from high kill shelters.
 

Our cats and kittens are placed in foster homes where they can be socialized and receive one-on-one personal care and socialization and medical care before they are ultimately adopted into loving homes.  All cats are fully vetted before adoption. Our adoption fee helps offset, but does not cover, the cost of the medical care of each rescued cat.
 

Before adopting:

Each potential adopter must complete an Adoption Application
The application will be reviewed by an experienced adoption counselor and the foster home
We will contact you by phone to discuss your specific needs and any purrsonality traits you are seeking in a cat and also answer any questions you may have
All key members of the household should meet and interact with the cat you are considering adoption

All cats available for adoption have received medical care including:

Wellness exam
Spay or neuter surgery (Alley Cats and Angels has a 100% pre-adoption spay/neuter policy)
FeLV and FIV testing
All age appropriate vaccinations
Treated for intestinal parasites and fleas
Microchipped with Home Again microchips with shelter paid registration

Adoption fees: 
* $125 for single cat adoption
* $210 for double cat adoption. 

Alley Cats and Angels wants to help you through your adjustment period with your new companion and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
 

Also, Alley Cats and Angels wants to know that our cats are cared for the rest of their lives, so we have a “lifetime return policy”.  We will take back any cat adopted from Alley Cats and Angels, at any time, for any reason.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Alley Cats and Angels ffers advice and assistance to individuals and other groups with respect to non-lethal feral cat management. We teach the basics of TNR and colony management for feral cats. We also assist local caregivers in several counties by loaning trapping and recovery equipment, providing information on low-cost spay/neuter programs, and providing short-term care for the recovery of feral cats after surgery. AC&A also offers advice and assistance to individuals and other groups with respect to non-lethal feral cat management.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Alter an Alley Cat program sponsors or subsidizes spay/neuters and vaccinations for cats owned by people with fixed or low incomes, as well as sponsoring spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for feral cats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Top Rated Charity 2013

Great Non-Profits

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Alley Cats and Angels would like to expand our capability to provide low-cost spay/neuter assistance to people in need.

We are currently talking with all local vet clinics to find additional vets to work with us. In addition, we will be soliciting donations specifically for sponsored spay/neuter and vaccinations for those that cannot afford it.

We have a large social media presence, regular supporters, and will do a mailing campaign to solicit donations.

As of August 8, 2021, Alley Cats and Angels has rescued 3,172 cats and taken them into our adoption program. We have safely trapped, spayed/neutered/vaccinated and relocated over 1,200 cats into safe barn homes. And we have provided low cost or free spay/neuter to over 1,301 cats in the community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The local community

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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ALLEY CATS AND ANGELS

Board of directors
as of 9/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tia Hagnas

No affiliation

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Jill Walters

No affiliation

Term: 2021 - 2023

Tia Hagnas

No Affiliation

Jill Walters

No affiliations

Karen Tracey

No affiliations

Dr. Teresa Danford

Raleigh Community Animal Hospital

Nicky Thayer

No affiliation

Maria Brown

No affiliation

Cherie Emerick

no affiliation

Megan Trapasso

no affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/09/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.