Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

July 31, 2015

News flash!

(7.29.15, Newark, DE)
The non-profit group Forgotten Cats has been awarded a targeted TNR grant of $200,000 from PetSmart Charities. The Newark Police Department will assist in identifying areas of greatest need, and the project has the full support of city and state authorities.  Full story.
(7.29.15, Sacramento, CA)
The worsening California drought has resulted in a wave of rats and mice looking for water in barns and homes - and prompted shelters across the state to tout the benefits of feral cats as "green" rodent control.  Full story.
A Nat Geo writer explores the question of whether animals - including feral cats - can recognize their relatives.  Full story.

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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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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposium Coming to Indianapolis

Free daylong training to help you help cats

July 27, 2015

If helping cats is important to you, you're invited to attend Rethinking the Cat, a day-long training event from The Humane Society of the United States. The next presentation in the series will be on 9/18 in Indianapolis. Don't miss this chance to learn from local and national experts about new ways to impact adoptable, community and owned cats.

Attendance at Rethinking the Cat is free but advance registration is required. 

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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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Coming This Summer - TNR Workshop in Jersey City

Learn to impact cats in your neighborhood!

May 28, 2015

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop is coming to Jersey City!

Join us on Saturday, August 8 as our expert instructors show you how to use trap-neuter-return to make life better for community cats. Seating is limited - reserve your spot today!

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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! 
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