The Million Cat Challenge

Cats don't have to die in shelters. Will you join the campaign to stop it?

September 25, 2014

The euthanasia of healthy cats in our shelters is a national tragedy. But according to experts, it doesn't have to be that way. Drs. Julie Levy and Kate Hurley, top academic veterinarians and leaders in the management of free-roaming cats have formulated the Million Cat Challenge, an ambitious plan to save one million cats in five years.

Learn how it will all work in the upcoming webinar, Million Cat Challenge, Weds., October 15, 3:00 pm EST. There's no fee to participate but advance registration is required.

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6 Kittens. 12 Eyes. 1 Chance.

Will you donate $12 to help a kitten see?

September 23, 2014

Six tiny kittens - just five weeks old - were in danger of losing their sight forever when Neighborhood Cats found them this week in Jersey City. We rushed the seriously ill babies for medical care and are now working hard to save them.

You can help us give Dewey (right) and her brothers and sisters the precious gift of sight. Just $12 is all it takes. 

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Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

September 22, 2014

News flash!

(9.23.14, Aiken, SC) Aiken's newly-adopted TNR program will save the city $22 per cat: $60 to sterilize and return a cat to its colony vs $82 to kill it.  Full story.
(9.23.14, Baton Rouge, LA)
The Metro Council here will vote on a TNR-enabling ordinance on 9/24; the vote comes as the city wraps up a pilot Trap-Neuter-Return program that resulted in steep declines in feline euthanasia rates and taxpayer costs.  Full story.
(9.19.14, Portland, OR)
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon reached a major milestone this week, fixing its 70,000th community cat. Lined up nose-to-tail that equals 33 miles of ferals! The Coalition was founded in 1995.  Full story.
(9.16.14, Japan)
French photographer Alexandre Bonnefoy went to Japan in search of urban wildlife. He ended up traveling the country focusing on feral cats and has released his collection in a new book, "Neko Land".  Full story.

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2014 - 15 Combined Federal Campaign Now Underway

Pledge to help cats in need

September 20, 2014

Calling all Federal employees! The 2014 - 2015 Combined Federal Campaign has begun so if you're employed by the Postal Service, Military or any other Federal agency you can choose to make a donation to Neighborhood Cats.

Donating is easy! Just go to CFC's online pledge page and designate Neighborhood Cats as your recipient charity by entering our charity code #51828. All contributions - in any amount - are welcome and will help us help outdoor cats in New York City and beyond. Pledges must be submitted by December 31, 2014.

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Learning to Manage Community Cats

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

September 18, 2014

In August the University of Florida and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program once again hosted their annual Community Cat Management Course, an intensive week-long training program led by national experts in high-quality high-volume spay/neuter care. 

Each vet and vet student in attendance received a copy of the Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: A Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker.  The course is designed to give veterinary professionals the skills and insights needed to save community cats.

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And The Winners Are...

2014 veterinary scholarship recipients named

July 21, 2014

We are pleased to announce that four exceptional veterinarians have been awarded scholarships through the 2014 Neighborhood Cats/Humane Alliance Veterinary Scholarship Program. Award recipients will receive 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 ferals in their communities.

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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia

A series of six FREE educational events

July 5, 2014

Want to be a better advocate for cats in your community? Rethinking the Cat, a series of free symposia from The Humane Society of the United States, is filled with information to help your programs have greater impact. Whether your focus is free-roaming cats and TNR or saving lives by boosting adoptions, don't miss this chance to learn from national and local experts!

Bryan Kortis, Program Manager for PetSmart Charities and co-founder of Neighborhood Cats, will speak at all six symposia. 

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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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Dollars for Scholars

The Neighborhood Cats/Humane Alliance Veterinary Scholarship Program helps vets help more cats in communities with greatest need. Here's how.

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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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$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! 
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