Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

April 20, 2015

News flash!

(4.19.15, Wailuku, HI)
A five-year initiative to spay and neuter all of Maui's outdoor cats kicks off in June when 600 cats will be fixed over five days. The Community Cat Sterilization Campaign is a joint effort of the Maui Humane Society and Animal Balance, a non-profit dedicated to helping island communities through large-scale animal sterilization efforts.  Full story.
(4.15.15, Atlanta, GA) Feral cat colonies are sort of like high school least according to one behaviorist from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.  Full story.
(4.15.15, Miri, Malaysia) More than 80% of city residents are in favor of a TNR program that was recently launched by the group Zero Strays Miri (ZSM). The strong support has prompted the Miri City Council to agree to a 12-month trial period; if it succeeeds, the Council will join in a cooperative effort with ZSM to handle strays in a more humane way. Full story.

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Eartip Alert - Help Xenon Now!

Chip in to save a life

April 8, 2015

Xenon, a young eartipped cat, was somehow separated from her Brooklyn colony this week and turned in to Animal Care & Control. With just one day to save her Neighborhood Cats had to move quickly - and we did! We've retrieved Xenon from the shelter and found her caretaker. But before she can go home she needs surgery to extract a broken tooth that is painful and making it difficult for her to eat.

$650 will make this little cat well again. Click here to help Xenon now.

UPDATE: Our goal for Xenon has been met and exceeded! Neighborhood Cats has already received another eartip alert for a cat named "Galaxy" and will be using your additional donations for his life-saving medical care. Stand by for more info!

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The Wait Goes On - Bronx & Queens Still Lack Full Service Shelters

Voice your support for new shelters today!

March 24, 2015

Fifteen years ago the NYC Department of Health was ordered to build full service animal shelters in the Bronx and Queens. So far, there has been no progress. 3.8 million Bronx and Queens residents - and untold numbers of at-risk animals - are still waiting.

The majority of NYC Council Members agree the city needs full service shelters in every borough. It's important they know their constituents are behind them so contact your City Council Representative to voice your support.

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Do Good with GoodShop

Go shopping to save cats!

March 18, 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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High Volume Spay/Neuter Training

Veterinary scholarship program offered by Neighborhood Cats & Humane Alliance

March 7, 2015

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 April 3, 2015.

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Learning to Manage Community Cats

Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook selected as course material for veterinarians in training

February 27, 2015

Attention veterinarians and veterinary students! If helping feral and stray cats is important to you, don't miss this year's Community Cat Management Course, Aug. 10 - 14 at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. It's a chance to hone your skills, gain real-world insights into feral cat management and save more lives.

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: The Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker has once again been selected as course material for this program.

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Neighborhood Cats Has Been Named a Catster Hero!

Recognizing 15 years of helping community cats

November 22, 2014

Neighborhood Cats is honored to be selected as a Catster Hero in recognition of our leadership role in the field of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Since 2004 Catster has served cat aficionados everywhere as a premiere resource for news and information about cats.

Read our Heroes profile, Neighborhood Cats: Working to Bring TNR to NYC and Beyond.

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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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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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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!

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