Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

August 28, 2015

News flash!

(8.27.15, Washington, DC) The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is calling upon feral cat advocates to oppose a Wildlife Action Plan drafted by the District's Department of Energy and Environment (DDEE). If approved the plan would reverse the city's longtime support for Trap-Neuter-Return.  Full story.
(8.24.15, Halifax, Nova Scotia) Earl Grey, leader of Canada's Tuxedo Party, hasn't let being a cat stop him from running to be the country's next prime minister. Monies raised from the sale of his campaign merchandise will be used to TNR feral cats around Halifax.  Full story.
(8.23.15, Lana'i, HI)
When Oracle co-founder - and well-known cat lover - Larry Ellison purchased the Hawaiian island of Lana'i a feral cat sanctuary and resident population of about 400 cats came along with the deal.  Full story.

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HSUS Now Seeking a Community Cats Program Manager

Be part of the national team to advance TNR

August 14, 2015

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to fill the position of Community Cats Program Manager.

Help promote best TNR practices and advocate for community cats across the U.S.!  For job requirements and contact information click here.

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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia

A series of educational events from HSUS

August 11, 2015

If helping cats is important to you, you're invited to attend Rethinking the Cat, a series of day-long training events from The Humane Society of the United States. The next presentations will be on 9/18 in Indianapolis and 9/24 in Madison, WI.

Don't miss this chance to learn from local and national experts about new ways to impact adoptable, community and owned cats!
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Make a Difference Daily with Welzoo

Click. Browse. Help more cats.

August 10, 2015

Here's an exciting new way to support Neighborhood Cats! Just go to and make it your homepage. Every day you go online Welzoo will make a donation on your behalf.

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Action Alert! Help Make NY State Spay/Neuter Funds Available for TNR

Urge support for Senate Bill S. 1081

July 27, 2015

The Animal Population Control Program (APCP) in NY is a statewide fund that supports organized spay/neuter efforts. But under the program's current guidelines, TNR initiatives aren't eligible for grant monies.

With your help, that may change! Senate Bill S.1081 would clear the way for community-based TNR programs to receive APCP funding. 

Please call your state senator and politely urge support for S.1081 so that NY state's feral and stray populations can be managed more humanely and effectively. 

UPDATE - S. 1081 has passed the Senate and is now awaiting Gov. Cuomo's final approval. Please write to the Governor's office today, asking him to sign S. 1081 into law.

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Introducing the Neighborhood Cats "See Through" Release Door

Exclusively from Tomahawk Live Trap

July 23, 2015

Some cats won't venture into box traps because when they look inside, they can't see a way out again. The new Neighborhood Cats "See Through" Rear Release Door from Tomahawk can fix the problem. Just replace your trap's standard rear door with this sliding acrylic panel to help catch even the wariest ferals!

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Do Good with GoodShop

Go shopping to save cats!

June 1, 2015

Did you know you can help community cats just by shopping online? It's true! When you register with Goodshop you get great deals at thousands of online retailers - and Goodshop will make a donation to Neighborhood Cats based on what you spend.

It's fast. It's easy. It saves lives. Click here to get started. 

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Meet our Scholarship Winners!

2015 veterinary scholarship recipients named

May 11, 2015

We are pleased to announce that five outstanding veterinarians have been awarded scholarships through the 2015 Neighborhood Cats/Humane Alliance Veterinary Scholarship Program. Each award entitles the recipient to four days of high-volume high-quality low-cost spay/neuter instruction at the Humane Alliance Training Center in Asheville, NC.

In keeping with the program's goals, these doctors will be able to use their new skills to have maximum impact on feral and stray cats in their communities.

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The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook, 2nd Edition is Here

HSUS says get your paws on a copy!

July 2, 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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Saving Pat the Cat

On May 16 Neighborhood Cats received an urgent call about a feral stuck in a sewer grate in Jersey City. We joined forces with emergency responders to save her life.

Click the image below to view the amazing rescue.

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!

Choose Me!


When you're ready to adopt...

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

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!

$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.