October 16

Fight to End Cruelty Worldwide

Global Cat Day is October 16, when advocates around the world join Alley Cat Allies as we lead the charge to protect and improve cats’ lives.

In 2022, we’re taking the fight to end cruelty to cats worldwide. Compassion for cats knows no borders, and neither does Alley Cat Allies’ work to protect cats and kittens. We fight harmful acts against cats in any form, whether individual acts of cruelty or deeply entrenched institutional cruelty by shelters, parks, or local governments.

Stopping cruelty to cats requires everything from boots-on-the-ground work to policy change in the highest houses of government. We can do it all, together.

How Alley Cat Allies is Fighting Cruelty to Cats

Our critical campaigns to end cruelty to cats span across the United States and around the world.

Join the Fight

Sign the Pledge
Stand Against Animal Cruelty

Cruelty to cats is happening around the country and the world. Though some cases are publicized, they are far too rarely investigated or prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

We need to come together now behind a simple message: Every cat deserves justice, and every life matters. Cruelty to cats must be taken gravely and seriously.


How You Can Fight Cruelty to Cats

Ways to Support
the Fight Against Cruelty

You have the power to report cruelty to cats and advocate for law enforcement and local governments to take cruelty cases seriously as public health threats. Read more about our fight to end cruelty and support Alley Cat Allies work.

Learn About the Law and “The Link”

Anti-cruelty laws exist in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and all include felony provisions. It’s important to remember that anti-cruelty laws exist for a reason: animal cruelty offenders are a threat to the health and safety of all members of our communities.

The Link between violence against animals and violence against people is well documented.

Learn How to Report Animal Cruelty

Our resources will help you accurately and effectively report animal cruelty, which will help achieve justice for cats in your community who are harmed or killed.

Learn How to Address Violent Threats Against Cats

Your swift action can save their lives. We’ll walk you through the right steps to take.


Show your support
for Global Cat Day