President and Founder of Alley Cat Allies
Becky Robinson stands at the forefront of the movement to protect and improve all cats’ lives.
Her tireless leadership began in 1990 after a chance encounter with a family of feral cats in a Washington, DC, alley. Animal control agencies routinely killed cats at the time, especially those who lived outdoors. A fearless visionary, Robinson resolved to make a change.
She founded Alley Cat Allies in 1990 to support and educate grassroots cat advocates and challenge outdated systems to revolutionize the humane treatment of cats.
In the nearly three decades since, Robinson has led Alley Cat Allies to popularize Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in the United States, mobilize hundreds of thousands of supporters, and transform communities with humane, nonlethal policies and programs for cats.
Robinson holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bethany College.
A highly sought-after authority on cats, she is the recipient of the New Zealand Companion Animal Council’s Assisi Award for outstanding service to animals, and the Golden Paw Award from the Feral Cat Consortium in Southeast Louisiana.
Alley Cat Allies campaigns have been featured on top media networks, ranging from NBC Nightly News and PBS to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.