Optional Sunday Trip with Alley Cat Allies

Best Friends Animal Society, in partnership with Alley Cat Allies, will be coordinating tours of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project on Sunday, July 16.

Join us for this fun field trip to learn more about the Boardwalk Cats Project. With the help of more than 20 volunteers, Alley Cat Allies currently cares for 16 community cat colonies along the Atlantic City boardwalk. Since the project’s inception in 2000, the overall population of cats there has declined 77 percent, and no kittens have been born since 2004.

Alley Cat Allies president Becky Robinson, staff and volunteers will be your guides, sharing stories of successes, challenges and lessons they have learned. They’ll also provide a brief history of some of the boardwalk’s most interesting residents. Plus, the ever-popular Frank the Feral will make a guest appearance! Join the tour and get ready to find out how a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program can enrich the lives of cats and the community.

Transportation to and from the boardwalk will be provided by Best Friends. Guest pick up is at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center Porte Cochere.

Cost: $10 donation to Alley Cat Allies

Schedule: There will be five tours available, each beginning on the half-hour. The start times are  8:50, 9:30, 10:10, 10:50 and 11:30 a.m. Each tour will last between 50 and 60 minutes.

Please note:

  • Tours will proceed regardless of weather — rain or shine. Attendees should dress appropriately, and be prepared for hot weather.
  • All participants must be able to walk up to a mile. The boardwalk is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
  • Space is limited.