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Why Your Donation Matters...

From streets to shelters there are cats and kittens in need of your help. The solution is starting at the streets with spay and neuter so those animals, exponentially reproducing, are never entering the shelter. Charles River Alleycats (CRA), the leading TNR animal welfare group serving the greater Boston area, is your first stop.

Charles River Alleycats is a Massachusetts 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Mail a check!

Charles River Alleycats

P.O. Box 290759

Boston, MA 02129

A Gift In Memory

Consider including CRA in your will as a beneficiary, or make a donation in memory of a lost pet. Contact us here to learn more.

Donate Supplies

CRA is in high need of canned cat food, canned fish, puppy pads, and stamps - contact us to find the nearest drop-off location. We also have a wish list on Amazon Charities!

The Bridget Williams Memorial Fund

Bridget Williams, a dear friend and dedicated volunteer, passed in 2016. We have established "The Bridget Williams Memorial Fund" to fund medical costs outside of the usual service packages provided for homeless cats. To honor Bridget with a gift you may send a check or donate through Paypal noting that the donations is being made in memory of Bridget Williams.

Do you have your "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate yet?

The MA Animal Friendly License Plate has been introduced to help end the tragedy of pet overpopulation.

When you purchase a license plate, you will be telling your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that will directly benefit Massachusetts animals.

Shop. Give. It's that simple.

Did you know that when you shop you can give at NO cost to you?! Each vendor below donates a specific percentage of your total purchase. Encourage your online friends to do the same! See participating businesses below:

  • If you are an online shopper, consider linking to your vendor through This is a great way to donate without spending ANYTHING MORE than your purchase! Click on the logo to the right to go to the Charles River Alleycats page at iGive.
  • When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select Charles River Alleycats as your charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to CRA!