About ACA

Our Mission

To provide for the humane treatment of unowned cats in our community by directing a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in the safest, most efficient and cost effective way possible.
– Karen Little, President

History

Alley Cat Advocates was incorporated in 1999 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide for the humane treatment of unowned cats in the metropolitan Louisville, Kentucky area. In striving to accomplish our mission, our efforts focus  on directing a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in the safest, most efficient and cost effective way possible.

Trap-Neuter-Return

Trap-Neuter-Return is accepted within the humane movement as the most effective way to stabilize and reduce the unowned cat population. It is also the most humane method. The basic strategy of TNR is to identify an unowned cat or colony of unowned cats, humanely trap them, spay/neuter them, and return them to their environment. The entire process takes from one to three days on average.