6 Days Till #GivingTuesday!

On 12.1.15 give a gift, save a life

November 25, 2015

The holidays aren't just for shopping. They're about doing good and giving back! This year you can do good by giving lifesaving care to forgotten kittens and cats in our community. 

Help make life better for a cat in need with your #GivingTuesday donation.

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Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

November 18, 2015

News flash!

(11.16.15, St. Petersburg, Russia) For more than a century cats have guarded the treasures at the State Hermitage Museum against damage from rodents. Today more than 70 once-discarded cats continue the tradition and even have a dedicated feline unit created by the museum to look after them.  Full story.
(11.13.15, Georgetown, TX) Since 2009 the Georgetown Animal Selter has boosted its live release rate from 76% to 96%; the shelter's manager credits the improvement to factors including more effective disease control, more adoptions and an active barn cats placement program for ferals.  Full story.

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Ban Cat Declawing in NY State

Sign the petition to help A. 1297 become law

November 10, 2015

Declawing has been banned in dozens of countries around the world. Why? Because it's a painful, traumatic and potentially crippling procedure inflicted on cats wholly for the sake of convenience.

Despite growing opposition, declawing remains legal in much of the U.S. including New York. With your help that may change. A. 1297 is a bill that would ban declawing in NY State. Protect cats from this inhumane practice - sign the petition in support of A. 1297 today.

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Hope for Opie

Opie and his friends are in danger. Please act now, to help them live.

October 14, 2015

A gritty industrial complex in Queens is the only home Opie has ever known. Now, management there wants to get rid of the little peach-colored cat and his 16 colony-mates.  The cats are in immediate danger and we need to act quickly to save them. 

You can help! Please go to Hope for Opie to make your life-giving donation today.

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Hurricane Preparation

Follow these steps to help your ferals safely through stormy weather

October 9, 2015

Hurricane Season is upon us, threatening the East Coast with torrential rains and high winds. If your community is in the path of a major storm, follow these steps to protect your colonies.

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Watch The New Yorker Magazine's "Cats of the Urban Wild"

New documentary puts the focus on ferals

September 8, 2015

Feral cats proliferate throughout New York City and in communities across the country. Cats of the Urban Wild, a short documentary from The New Yorker, takes a look at the problem, and how the method known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) can help.

The video features interviews with Neighborhood Cats co-founder Bryan Kortis and Neighborhood Cats Board Member and noted feline expert Anitra Frazier.

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Introducing the Lightweight, Space-Saving 605NC

Exclusively from Tomahawk Live Trap

September 1, 2015

The newest Neighborhood Cats trap by Tomahawk is here! The 605NC has the same quality construction and feral-friendly features as other Tomahawk traps but its slightly more compact size and light weight - just 8.5 lbs. - make it an ideal choice when working with bigger traps isn't convenient.

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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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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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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! 

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!

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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!