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alley cat

pejorative A person (often a woman) of immoral or promiscuous behavior, especially a prostitute. When speaking of men, "tomcat" (or tom cat; literally, a male cat) is the usual equivalent. I'd be wary of her. She's known around here as a bit of an alley cat.
See also: alley, cat

alley cat

A promiscuous woman; also, a person of loose morals. For example, She's constantly picking up men in bars-a real alley cat. This idiom transfers a stray cat that frequents alleys in search of food to a woman of easy virtue, especially a prostitute seeking customers. [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: alley, cat
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However, Alley Cat Allies' nonprofit clinic contacts say they provide surgeries for underserved populations who can't afford it, including low-income families and grassroots animal rescue and feral cat groups.
Alley Cat Allies, the nation's advocate for stray and feral cats, today demanded that the New York City Housing Authority open sealed crawlspaces at the Ravenswood Houses in Long Island City, N.
We prepared prior to Sandy's landfall, but we also knew from experience that these resourceful cats would instinctively head for higher ground and protect themselves," said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Alley Cat Allies is the nation's leading advocate for stray and feral cats.
As the research team's graduate student, Kerrie Anne Loyd, told Alley Cat Allies, "We studied pet cats, not stray cats and feral cats.
A peer-reviewed study by Alley Cat Allies published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that nearly three-quarters of all intact pet cats live in households earning less than $35,000, and that the cost of the procedure was one of the main obstacles cited by low-income pet owners.
There are humane options available to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-options that will work for everyone, and have already worked for communities all over the country," said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Robinson said Alley Cat Allies has been working closely with local feral cat groups and individual caregivers in urging the city to reinstate support for this lifesaving program.
This approach makes it possible for Merkle to deposit funds electronically, and the captured donor data is then uploaded into the Alley Cat Allies donor management system.
Killing cats is cruel and is not a solution," said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Eyewitnesses have posted photos of cats who have been injured from the frantic struggle to free themselves - at least two with a bloody nose, another with a gash on her head," said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.
In the aftermath of the storms, Alley Cat Allies sent more than 100 specialized volunteers--including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and trained animal rescue workers--to New Orleans.
Anti-freeze tastes sweet and appealing, but contains extremely deadly ethylene glycol, and has been used with devastating effects by cruel people who kill animals, including outdoor cats," said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies.
Our thanks and appreciation to the judge and to the Virginia State Police for recognizing this vicious act of cruelty for what it was and for investigating and pressing charges," said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Whoever thought this film was entertainment must have the morals of an alley cat.