Want to help stray cats lead healthy lives? Consider volunteering or donating to the Trap-Neuter-Return Program of Alley Cat Allies. Feral cats are vaccinated against distemper and rabies, then returned to their colonies where they help control rodent populations. "Graduates" of the program are identified by a clipped ear.

For information, to volunteer or to make a donation, call Care About the Strays at 845 634-0345 or visit -- a partner of Alley Cat Allies (