Assisting free-roaming and at-risk animals, and providing you resources to help the animals in your families and communities

About Us

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization in Tempe, AZ, providing TNR (trap/neuter/return) and life-long care to community cats, and medical help to injured strays through our BKIND (Broken Kitties IN Distress) initiative.

Learn more About ALF Animal Loving Friends, Inc.

501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Corporation

Invest in AZ! We're excited to participate in this year's Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour giving marathon, and hope to break last year's record of $3800. Please consider giving on April 2, or schedule your gift in advance by clicking here. Your donation on that day has an even bigger impact and can help us win additional prize dollars. Your gifts help the most needy animals in our community, those trying to survive on their own on the streets, injured and ill cats, and those at risk of death in the public shelters.

You can make a difference for them; give on April 2!


Your donations help significantly.

"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."

Paypal Address: Paypal.me/alfrescue

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EIN: 26-2284558

The full amount of your donation is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Your gift could not be more appreciated!

Spay One Stray™

Two cats become 20 in one year.
Together, we're saving thousands!
Breeding cycle stopped for:645 cats
Births prevented in first year of sterility1:5934
7-year cumulative prevention1:135,450,000 
updated 10/14/2012

1The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that one unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 cats in just seven years!

In Spring, 2008, we were inundated with pleas for help for homeless, orphaned kittens. Each year it seems to get worse. We couldn't just sit by and do nothing. As the saying goes, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." So we launched our Spay One Stray™ campaign.

We asked YOU to get involved and join us to make a difference. We asked you to pledge to

We are thrilled to report that you answered in a BIG way, and have made a WORLD of difference for your neighbors and for these community cats.

We'd like to encourage you to continue spreading the message. Even though a cat's breeding cycle will be more intense in the spring and summer than at any other time of year, cats have moved toward year round breeding, and their season doesn't actually end. Some do not come out of heat until they are either impregnated or spayed. The majority will return back into heat approximately every other week.

Please remind everyone that BIG changes can come about from small acts. We'll continue to add names to our SOS™ Squad page, when they share their success story with us!

Read the Spay One Stray™ Campaign launch page from Spring, 2008.

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Meet more Adoptable Pets!

Found Kittens?

Before you do anything, Click here.

If you are feeding stray or feral cats, please contact the Spay Neuter Hotline today to schedule TNR appointments.

Spay Neuter Hotline

(Advice Column)
Do you or your cat need advice? Ask ALF!.


Every item you purchase for yourself helps another rescue animal.

PAW IT FORWARD in the ALF store, and help rescue animals with every purchase.

  • LaCroix Tees
  • Petsmart
  • Entirely Pets
  • AdoptAShelter
  • Amazon
  • iGive
  • Refined Feline
  • Animotions
  • Silpada
  • Petco

You can enable us to continue helping homeless animals. See our Wish List for a variety of items that ALF needs.

Sadly, many young, beautiful kittens are put to death because they simply have no place to go. We're seeing new cats arriving at our feral colonies by the dozens, many of them pregnant. The food supply is often not enough to support large groups, and many suffer and die of hunger or injury.

We believe that the best defense is offense - attacking the problem at its source - by altering free-roaming cats before they reproduce.

Will you help?

Volunteers are needed to set and monitor humane traps, transport cats to/from vet appointments, and provide food and water after the cats are released to their colonies. Knowing that you are saving lives and making a positive difference in your community is very rewarding.

Get started today by visiting our

Volunteers page.

ALF is a Proud Partner of

Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project

Read about our medical program, .

Give a little something to ALF animals at no cost to you!

Have a question? Need to surrender a pet? Found a stray? A lot of details are provided to answer many of the typical questions we are asked. Before you email, please check
If you don't find what you need, don't hesitate to contact us.

Overpopulation of homeless animals leads to the needless suffering and deaths of over 4 million animals each year. Please spay and neuter all your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same.

There are several affordable low cost spay and neuter options. View a list of Clinics.

Economic Relief

Many Americans have lost their homes, and animals are coming into shelters 20, 30, 40 at a time. Rescue groups are suffering as well, since adoptions and donations are severely decreased. Some have closed their doors.

This all results in another large increase in the number of homeless, community cats left to survive on the streets. Sadly, many of those are not altered, and more kittens are being born into the suffering, with no place to go.

We hope that you'll consider adding a new furry member to your family, or contributing some financial relief to an animal rescue organization in your community.

We've provided some resources for Economic Relief, for those in need of assistance for their furry pals.

Several of our informational sheets are saved in PDF format, and require Adobe Reader. If you don't have it installed, you can get it here.

Many of the graphics used on this web site are provided courtesy of

ALF Animal Loving Friends
7650 S McClintock Dr
Suite 103-120
Tempe, AZ 85284

Contact Us

Email: alfrescue@hotmail.com