Happy Thanksgiving, Alley Cat Advocates!

We wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude today. Thank you to our founders, Karen and Hoyt Little. And, to Karen, our Executive Director who strives tirelessly to make this the safest city in the country for community … Continued

Winter Shelters Available While Supplies Last (Only 5 left!)

It’s winter shelter time. These simple winter shelters will keep your community cat warm and cozy. While supplies last … We have 60 shelters stuffed with straw, and ready for your community cat. Pick up shelters at 536 Eastern Parkway … Continued

LEO Weekly Magazine features Alley Cat Advocates

Saving Nine Lives, Louisville’s Feral Cat Heroes “Without warning, Stephanie Gillis whips out a can of Fancy Feast and walks down a narrow road lined by trailer homes. She snaps it open and pushes down on the metal top. Liquid … Continued

UPS World Freight Facility Volunteers Working for Cats

This awesome team of volunteers from UPS World Freight Facility dedicated their day of service to delivering coolers and building winter shelters for community cats. The team chose Alley Cat Advocates to honor the memory of Heather L. Palmer 1975-2017. … Continued

Bernie’s Buddies

Special thanks to April Zirnheld, her family and friends, Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar, and everyone who came out last night for the annual Bernie’s Buddies fundraiser! This special event, in honor of Bernie Abell, raised $1,304 for Alley Cat … Continued

We’re Hiring! Join our AMAZING team!

Alley Cat Advocates is hiring an Operations Director to join our AMAZING team. The selected candidate will be a member of a highly motivated team of paid and volunteer staff who are determined to make Louisville the safest city in … Continued

Help Jet Fly High

Meet Jet. When he came to Alley Cat Advocates it was clear he wasn’t well. In fact, he was very, very sick. Our team did diagnostics and determined he had a life-threatening urinary obstruction that kept him from excreting waste … Continued

Join us for Bernie’s Buddies Fundraiser

Save the date and join us for the Bernie’s Buddies Fundraiser in honor of Bernie Abell. Mr. Abell was known and loved by our team as a wonderful guardian and advocate for community cats. Enjoy food, raffles and fun, all … Continued

Benjamin is Home!

It was a tearful sweet reunion. Benjamin is home with his caretaker. He immediately swirled around her legs and she scooped him up and held him close. Thanks to YOU, Benjamin underwent extensive oral surgery – removal of a fractured … Continued

Join us for Bernie’s Buddies Fundraiser

Join us for the Bernie’s Buddies Fundraiser in honor of Bernie Abell, benefiting Alley Cat Advocates November 11th at Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar, starting at 6pm. Mr. Abell was known and loved by our team as a wonderful guardian … Continued

Be a Part of Benjamin’s Happy Ending

Benjamin found his way to Alley Cat Advocates last week. We don’t know how he was injured, but the flesh of his chin had been severed from the bottom of his jaw leaving an open infected flap where food and … Continued

Give for Good Louisville 2017

Alley Cat Advocates is excited join over 600 local non-profits participating in Give for Good Louisville on September 14. This annual day of giving, hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, invites everyone to be a force for good in … Continued

I went in for a simple neuter …

Warning: graphic images, but happy ending! Thanks to my devoted caretaker and Alley Cat Advocates, I am on the mend. I went in for a simple neuter. I looked a little puny so Alley Cat Advocates gave me their “gold … Continued

Exciting News: Your Donation will be Doubled!

Your support goes TWICE AS FAR to help community cats . . . We have exciting news! A group of Alley Cat Advocates supporters have agreed to match every dollar you give through August 24 – up to $10,000! That … Continued

When Two Cats Become Nine Cats Overnight

Melissa’s neighbor mentioned to her that he was moving. He was sad because he couldn’t take the community cats along. He cared about them, but knew that they would never be happy if he tried to move them from the … Continued

Scout Supports Alley Cat Advocates

Logan Thompson has been scouting most of his life. As a member of Boy Scout Troop 4089 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Logan chose Alley Cat Advocates for his Eagle Scout Project. Logan designed, built and painted 20 new donation boxes with … Continued

Alley Cat Advocates Welcomes Interns

Alley Cat Advocates recently welcomed Rhiannon Langel and Laurel Slaughter, both students at the University of Louisville. Laurel is studying Communications and Rhiannon is studying Marketing. Both have chosen to spend the summer writing stories about Alley Cat Advocates’ work … Continued


This week, good Samaritans, Mychell and her husband found a community cat on the side of the road. They stopped the car and Mychell’s husband gently pulled the lifeless cat across the pavement and onto safety in the grass. When … Continued

Spotlight on Stephanie Gillis, Cat Care Coordinator

Almost one year ago, Alley Cat Advocates welcomed Stephanie Gillis to our team as our full-time Cat Care Coordinator. Stephanie brings excellent animal care experience, a tremendous work-ethic, and a passion for changing the world for community cats. But nothing … Continued


  Dusty Update Hugs and purrrrrs from Dusty! Thanks to the awesome supporters and friends of Alley Cat Advocates, Dusty was able to have his critical ear polyp removal surgery (both ears) on May 31st! Surgery went well and Dusty … Continued

Join us at the 10th Annual Cat’s Meow at Copper & Kings

It’s The Cat’s Meow! Join us for Alley Cat Advocates’ 10th Annual The Cat’s Meow, our largest annual fundraiser. This exciting event is preceded by two weeks of online raffle fun for great prizes, all to benefit community cats and … Continued