Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

September 15, 2014

News flash!

(9.11.14, Baltimore, MD) Husband and wife photographers Jason and Elizabeth Putsche founded their non-profit, "Photographers for Animals" with the goal of clearing up misconceptions about feral cats and TNR. The couple is in the process of producing a documentary about community cats.  Full story.
(9.10.14, Wausau, WI)
A Trap-Neuter-Return program  is now under consideration by the Wausau City Council; Councilmembers note it costs Wausau $200 to hold and kill unsocialized cats while cost to TNR would be $50 per cat.  Full story.

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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

September 1, 2014

This September the PetSmart Charities EDUcation team is back with two new feral-focused webinars: Funding Your TNR Program (Sept. 10) and Beyond Spay/Neuter - Medical Care for Community Cats (Sept. 24).

Don't miss out on valuable info and the chance to impact cats more effectively both colony- and community-wide! Participation in the webinars is free but advance registration is required.

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The 50-50 FIX

Special appeal - donate now to save a feral colony

August 26, 2014

Out-of-control breeding is threatening the health and safety of a feral colony in Jersey City, NJ. To save them Neighborhood Cats needs to get 40 cats spayed and neutered ASAP - but we only have funds for half that many.

You can help with your donation to our emergency appeal, The 50-50 FIX. For each cat you fix, we'll fix one too! 

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Cast Your Vote for CATastrophe

Put the power of the internet to work for cats

August 13, 2014

Sure, online images of Grumpy Cat are cute. But for millions of cats across the U.S., every day is a struggle to survive - a far different reality than their massive popularity on the internet would suggest.

If you think social media can be a more powerful force to change cats' lives for the better, vote for "CAT"astrophe: Good, Bad and Ugly of Internet Cats, a panel discussion that's in the running to be included in the March 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) arts and ideas festival in Austin. 

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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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Say G'day to The Feline Foundation!

Foundation from Down Under names Neighborhood Cats their U.S. charitable partner

July 20, 2014

Lions and tabbies and ferals, oh my! Neighborhood Cats is proud to announce our new partnership with The Feline Foundation, an Australian-based non-profit that raises funds to help cats - domestic and wild - around the world. 

Founded by artist Sarah Menzies in 2011, The Feline Foundation sells quality cat-themed merchandise, holds raffles and auctions and more, all to protect and save cats in need. The Foundation donates 100% of profits to its charitable partners.

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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,
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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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