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Our Mission

Alley Cats and Angels (Alley Cats) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), all volunteer, foster home based, cat rescue dedicated to improving the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats, as well as the overall reduction of homeless cats in the Triangle through our adoption, barn cat, and spay/neuter assistance programs.

Adoption Policy

An approved application is required before meet and greets are scheduled as they are by appointment and may be at a foster home.

Minimum Requirements for Adoption

Provide a state-issued driver’s license or ID card with current address.
Live within three hours driving distance to the Triangle area.
Be at least 21 years of age.
Provide proof that you are allowed to have a pet where you live. If you rent, you must show a copy of your current lease, including the pet policy. If you own, we can verify through public online county records.
Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide proper medical care (routine visits, vaccinations, and treatment for unexpected illness during the entire life of the cat).
Ensure that your cats and dogs have been sterilized and are current on vaccinations. Rabies vaccinations are legally required in North Carolina. Veterinarian References will be checked..
Provide a stable and committed home situation for the expected life span of a cat (10-18 years).
Have US citizenship or permanent residency in the form of a green card in order to be adopt. Individuals with a work visa (temporary residency) may be approved for our foster program.
Additional guidelines and considerations:

Adopters over the age of 72 will be considered for our adult cats. Due to their changing behaviors and personalities, we cannot guarantee kittens (under a year) will be a good fit for your life situation. Must have a formal care plan in order; designated contingent caretakers will be named by addendum to the contract.
Active military personnel will be considered if the household has a non-military partner, or no possibility of Overseas Deployment or Permanent Change of Station. Proof of a family care plan will be required.
We cannot guarantee that any of our cats are suited to be Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), as their behaviors and temperaments can change. If you intend to register the cat as an ESA, your living situation must be compatible with our overall adopter expectations. We will not consider our cats for temporary living arrangements such as college housing. We strongly recommend you work with a shelter or program with a behaviorist on staff in order to meet your needs.

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