Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

April 23, 2014

News flash!

(4.23.14, Campbell River, British Columbia) Campbell River may finally relinquish its informal title, "the abandoned cat capital of the world" as it fixes 1,500 owned and unowned cats in the community. The two-year $158,000 Low Income Spay and Neuter Project is funded by a grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada.  Full story.
(4.22.14, Kabul, Afghanistan) Founded by an ex-Royal Marine, Nowzad Dogs works to rescue and rehabilitate street animals in Afghanistan. The group's five-year plan includes an ambitious Trap-Neuter-Return program for Kabul's unowned dogs and cats.  Full story.

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Taking a No-Kill Approach

Neighborhood Cats & TNR featured in NY Times

April 16, 2014

A new article in the New York Times focuses on Trap-Neuter-Return and the city's grassroots approach to managing free-roaming cats. Read Taking No-Kill Approach With Feral Cat Population.

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High-Volume Spay/Neuter Training

Veterinary scholarship program offered by Neighborhood Cats & Humane Alliance

April 1, 2014

Too many cats, too few resources. All across the country, communities working to reduce their free-roaming cat populations are hampered by a shortage of spay/neuter capacity.

The Neighborhood Cats/Humane Alliance Veterinary Scholarship Program
can help! The program covers tuition and travel expenses for intensive 4-day instruction in high-volume spay/neuter at the Humane Alliance training facillty in Asheville, NC - in turn helping doctors and clinics boost surgical capacity. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2014.

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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

April 1, 2014

This April the PetSmart Charities EDUcation Team is back with three new feral-focused webinars: Trapping 101, Grassroots Mobilization: Getting the Community Involved and Drop Traps: A Trapper's Best Friend (instructed by Neighborhood Cats TNR Director, Meredith Weiss!) 

Don't miss out on valuable info and the chance to impact cats more effectively both colony- and community-wide! Participation in the webinars is free but advance registration is required.

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The Future for Suture?

Learn about a technique to make feral spays safer

March 18, 2014

Most cats do just fine after spay/neuter surgery but, as with any surgical procedure, complications can arise. Female ferals pose a special concern because, typically, they can't be closely monitored throughout the entire recovery period. If internal sutures give way after a spay the outcome, in the absence of immediate medical attention, can be fatal.

The use of non-absorbable internal sutures for feral cat spays is a little known but highly effective technique that can prevent life-threatening situations from developing. If you work with ferals, talk to your vet about minimizing post-surgical risk with the use of non-absorbable suture.

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Spring into Action with our $10 Rebate Offer

Fix a feral, earn a reward!

March 14, 2014

Spring is nearly here...and that means Kitten Season is underway. Neighborhood Cats wants to help hardworking feral caretakers in NYC prevent the births of new litters so this spring, for a limited time, WE'LL pay YOU $10 for each feral you fix!

The Neighborhood Cats TNR rebate will run from May 1 - May 31, 2014 and is intended only for feral cats being TNR'd.

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Microchip Alert

Essential info about scanning

March 2, 2014

Microchips help thousands of lost animals find their way home each year. For many, the devices are life savers. But a microchip can't do its job if no one knows it's there! When clinic and shelter staff scan for the presence of a chip, they may be unaware that innocent-seeming items like exam tables and computers can interfere with the chip's detection. 

Don't miss a microchip and miss out on a chance to save a life! Follow these guidelines to prevent undetected chips.

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The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook, 2nd Edition is Here

HSUS says get your paws on a copy!

January 8, 2014

The Humane Society of the United States is urging feral cat advocates to "get their paws" on the new second edition of the Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook. Their review in Animal Sheltering Magazine calls it "indispensible...helpful...comprehensive and up-to-the-minute". Whether you're new to TNR or an experienced caretaker, you're sure to find information you can use to further your work with community cats.

Getting your paws on the Handbook is easy! It's available from Neighborhood Cats at no charge in two formats: online (6 MB) or download/print (11MB).  You'll need Adobe Reader 10 or later to open the files properly - version 11 can be downloaded for free.

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Shop & Save Cats with AmazonSmile

You shop. Amazon gives.

January 1, 2014

Smile! Now there's a brand-new way to support Neighborhood Cats' work with feral and stray cats. AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon, will make a donation to us every time you shop.

AmazonSmile has the same great products, prices and shopping features as Amazon. There's absolutely no cost to you and you can get started with a click.

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Mass Trapping Video

Fixing entire colonies at once is the most efficient way to perform TNR.

Watch our award-winning video, How to Perform a Mass Trapping and learn the essential steps to make your project a success!

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Lucky Charms!...Lockets that Save Lives


Living Lockets from Origami Owl
are one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that you create. Design one for yourself, or as a purrfect Mother's Day gift!

Through May 31 90% of your purchase will be donated to support our work with feral cats. Click here to get started! 

NY City Workshops When & Where

Learn the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return and earn TNR certification at our New York City training workshops. 

For a schedule,
click here!

Doing TNR in New York City?

In NYC, register your colony in our Feral Cat Database.

Joining is quick, easy and free. 
And did you know info in the database helps us reunite eartipped cats with their colonies when they get lost? 

            Help ferals stay safe!                         Sign up today!

Choose Me!


When you're ready to adopt...

check out our Petfinder page for the cutest, friendliest kittens and cats!

$50 Goes A Long Way

A gift of $50 will spay one cat and help prevent many feral births. 
Please donate to Neighborhood Cats and help us improve the lives of homeless cats! 
Click here.