Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

July 24, 2014

News flash!

(7.24.14, Tucson, AZ) The Community Cats Project, a three-year, $1.2 million effort proposed by Best Friends Animal Society would aim to humanely lower the city's free-roaming cat population while increasing Animal Control's live release rate.  Full story.
(7.21.14, Australia)
Scientists in Australia are field testing a "humane" poison called "Curiosity", aimed at killing feral cats.  Full story.
(7.17.14, Yonkers, NY)
The City of Yonkers has allotted $15,000 for a TNR program; the action comes months after the discovery of the most extreme case of animal cruelty in Westchester County's history in which 25 community kittens and cats were tortured and killed.  Full story.

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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 14, 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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Introducing the Neighborhood Cats Collapsible Trap

New space-saving design from Tomahawk

June 10, 2014

If you're like most of us, you never have enough storage space. But making room for your feral cat traps just got a whole lot easier because the Neighborhood Cats Collapsible Trap is here! Manufactured by Tomahawk, it's got all the advantages of a standard box trap but assembles and folds flat in seconds.

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Community TNR: Tactics and Tools

A new resource to advance Trap-Neuter-Return in YOUR community!

June 4, 2014

Whether you live in a small town or a big city, you can use Trap-Neuter-Return to effectively manage your community's free-roaming cat population. 

PetSmart Charities Community TNR: Tactics and Tools
is a new book that offers ideas and practical advice to guide your program to success.

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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia

A series of six FREE educational events

May 15, 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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Taking a No-Kill Approach

Neighborhood Cats & TNR featured in NY Times

April 16, 2014

A new article in the New York Times focuses on Trap-Neuter-Return and the city's grassroots approach to managing free-roaming cats. Read Taking No-Kill Approach With Feral Cat Population.

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The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook, 2nd Edition is Here

HSUS says get your paws on a copy!

January 8, 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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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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