Charles River Alleycats

What We Do

Charles River Alleycats is the primary organization working to humanely control the community cat population in Eastern Massachusetts. Since our founding in 2002, we have helped more than 18,000 cats.  


We accomplish these results primarily with volunteers who work tirelessly on the streets.  Feral cats who are unsocialized to people are humanely trapped, sterilized, vaccinated, ear-tipped, and returned to their caretaker who provides food, water, and shelter so that they can live long, comfortable lives.  Friendly stray cats are either reunited with their owners or if not claimed, are adopted through one of our shelter partners.  We are the group that prevents street cat populations from multiplying and we are the link that gets homeless cats from the street into shelters for adoption.  


Our vision is that every friendly cat has a loving home and every community cat is sterilized, vaccinated, and cared for in their territory.

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