Ban Declawing in New York State

Act now! Help make NY the first state to outlaw cruel practice

May 18, 2015

Declawing is still legal in most of the U.S. but a bill outlawing it will soon be considered by New York State legislators. If passed, New York would become the first state to ban the the inhumane practice of cat declawing.

New York residents, please call and write your state representatives urging their support of A.1297/S.5084.

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Feral NewsWatch

Highlights & updates in the TNR field

May 16, 2015

News flash!

(5.15.15, Springfield, MO)
Across the Ozarks, TNR is being used to impact outdoor populations of both cats and dogs.  Full story.
(5.14.15, Antioch, CA)
Despite an existing ordinance that bans feeding any animal that is not on a resident's own property, the City Council and feral advocates here are working cooperatively on plans to better manage Antioch's community cats.  Full story.

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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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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia Coming to Florida

Free daylong trainings to help you help cats

May 7, 2015

Attention Florida cat advocates - this June, Rethinking the Cat is coming to a community near you! Whether your focus is outdoor cats and TNR, or saving lives by boosting adoptions, don't miss these free daylong conferences from the Humane Society of the United States that let you learn from national and local experts.

Register in advance to secure your spot at Rethinking the Cat! The symposia will be held in Miami (Thursday, 6/11) and in Gainesville (Saturday, 6/13)

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Eartip Alert - Help Xenon Now!

Chip in to save a life

April 8, 2015

Xenon, a young eartipped cat, was somehow separated from her Brooklyn colony this week and turned in to Animal Care & Control. With just one day to save her Neighborhood Cats had to move quickly - and we did! We've retrieved Xenon from the shelter and found her caretaker. But before she can go home she needs surgery to extract a broken tooth that is painful and making it difficult for her to eat.

$650 will make this little cat well again. Click here to help Xenon now.

UPDATE: Our goal for Xenon has been met and exceeded! Neighborhood Cats has already received another eartip alert for a cat named "Galaxy" and will be using your additional donations for his life-saving medical care. Stand by for more info!

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Do Good with GoodShop

Go shopping to save cats!

March 18, 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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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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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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