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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

September 25, 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 Million Cat Challenge

Cats don't have to die in shelters. Will you join the campaign to stop it?

September 25, 2014

The euthanasia of healthy cats in our shelters is a national tragedy. But according to experts, it doesn't have to be that way. Drs. Julie Levy and Kate Hurley, top academic veterinarians and leaders in the management of free-roaming cats have formulated the Million Cat Challenge, an ambitious plan to save one million cats in five years.

Learn how it will all work in the upcoming webinar, Million Cat Challenge, Weds., October 15, 3:00 pm EST. There's no fee to participate 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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Download the ResQwalk App TODAY

Each 8/15 download earns $1 to help feral cats!

August 15, 2014

ResQwalk is a new app that lets you earn money to support our cause every time you go for a walk.

And TODAY ONLY ResQwalk will donate $1 to Neighborhood Cats for each download from the App Store on iTunes. It's fast, free and simple. And it will help save lives.

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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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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

August 5, 2014

This August the PetSmart Charities EDUcation team is back with three new feral-focused webinars: Relocation: The Last Resort (Aug. 6), Mass Spay Days or How to Fix 300 Cats in a Weekend (Aug. 20) and Saving Orphaned Kittens: Basic Planning for a Kitten Nursery (Aug. 27).

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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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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Introducing the Neighborhood Cats Collapsible Trap

New space-saving design from Tomahawk

July 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!

July 8, 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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Action Alert: Plum Beach Cats

National Parks Service plans to trap and remove managed colony

June 11, 2014

The National Parks Service (NPS) has ordered the removal of a longtime feral colony in Plum Beach, Brooklyn. The cats there are all spayed, neutered and vaccinated and are creating no public health concerns. Their removal would put their lives in imminent danger.

Please contact NPS representative Doug Adamo to protest this needless action.

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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

June 4, 2014

This June the PetSmart Charities EDUcation Team is back with three new feral-focused webinars: Working with Veterinarians & Spay/Neuter Clinics, Are You a Hero or Villain? Determining TNR's Legal Status in Your Community and Rethinking Feline Shelter Intake: Managed Admissions & Other Progressive Policies.

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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Gifts That Give More

Neighborhood Cats urgent care program is a Jackson Galaxy pick!

June 3, 2014

Neighborhood Cats is happy to announce a new way to support our work with ferals and strays! Thanks to our good friend Jackson Galaxy we've got a brand-new GIFTS THAT GIVE MORE page at GreaterGood.org. For as little as $5 you can provide essential care for a cat who needs help most.

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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

May 5, 2014

This May the PetSmart Charities EDUcation Team is back with three new feral-focused webinars: Mass Trapping (instructed by Neighborhood Cats TNR Director, Meredith Weiss!), Connecting with Cats and Caretakers: the Pets for Life Program and Animal Control and TNR: A Match Made in Cat Heaven?

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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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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High-Volume Spay/Neuter Training

Veterinary scholarship program offered by Neighborhood Cats & Humane Alliance

April 1, 2014

Too many cats, too few resources. All across the country, communities working to reduce their free-roaming cat populations are hampered by a shortage of spay/neuter capacity.

The Neighborhood Cats/Humane Alliance Veterinary Scholarship Program
can help! The program covers tuition and travel expenses for intensive 4-day instruction in high-volume spay/neuter at the Humane Alliance training facillty in Asheville, NC - in turn helping doctors and clinics boost surgical capacity. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2014.

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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

April 1, 2014

This April the PetSmart Charities EDUcation Team is back with three new feral-focused webinars: Trapping 101, Grassroots Mobilization: Getting the Community Involved and Drop Traps: A Trapper's Best Friend (instructed by Neighborhood Cats TNR Director, Meredith Weiss!) 

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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Spring into Action with our $10 Rebate Offer

Fix a feral, earn a reward!

March 23, 2014

Spring is nearly here...and that means Kitten Season is underway. Neighborhood Cats wants to help hardworking feral caretakers in NYC prevent the births of new litters so this spring, for a limited time, WE'LL pay YOU $10 for each feral you fix!

The Neighborhood Cats TNR rebate will run from May 1 - May 31, 2014 and is intended only for feral cats being TNR'd.

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Microchip Alert

Essential info about scanning

March 20, 2014

Microchips help thousands of lost animals find their way home each year. For many, the devices are life savers. But a microchip can't do its job if no one knows it's there! When clinic and shelter staff scan for the presence of a chip, they may be unaware that innocent-seeming items like exam tables and computers can interfere with the chip's detection. 

Don't miss a microchip and miss out on a chance to save a life! Follow these guidelines to prevent undetected chips.

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The Future for Suture?

Learn about a technique to make feral spays safer

March 18, 2014

Most cats do just fine after spay/neuter surgery but, as with any surgical procedure, complications can arise. Female ferals pose a special concern because, typically, they can't be closely monitored throughout the entire recovery period. If internal sutures give way after a spay the outcome, in the absence of immediate medical attention, can be fatal.

The use of non-absorbable internal sutures for feral cat spays is a little known but highly effective technique that can prevent life-threatening situations from developing. If you work with ferals, talk to your vet about minimizing post-surgical risk with the use of non-absorbable suture.

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Maryland Residents - Action Alert

Hearing set for "Good Samaritan" bill 3.12.14

March 11, 2014

Legislation introduced by Best Friends Animal Society to protect Maryland residents caring for unowned cats will be considered by the State General Assembly at a hearing on Weds., 3/12/14.

If you live in Maryland please send a message to your legislators affirming your support for "Good Samaritan" bills HB 1473 and SB 1010.

3.15.14 - UPDATE - SB 1010 was heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 3/12 and despite misrepresentation by opponents the measure is now under consideration. Your support is urgently needed to bring the Good Samaritan bill to a vote. MD residents, send a message now to encourage your elected representatives to protect your right to care for unowned cats.

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Return to Field: Lowering Euthanasia of Healthy Cats

Don't miss this webinar! - Coming March 12!

March 7, 2014

Return to Field is the latest advance in feral cat management and can dramatically impact euthanasia rates.  It involves spaying and neutering healthy, unadoptable cats turned into shelters and releasing them back to their original locations instead of euthanizing them.   When combined with targeted TNR, it can also be part of a comprehensive solution to free-roaming cat overpopulation.

Learn how to most effectively implement a Return to Field program in your community. Watch Return to Field: Lowering Euthanasia of Healthy Cats, a free, one-hour  webinar from PetSmart Charities and The Humane Society of the United States. The live session will be presented on Wed., March 12, 3 PM (EST).

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Supporting Community Cats & More!

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

February 14, 2014

The PetSmart Charities EDUcation Team is back with new online training opportunities. Upcoming webinars through March put the focus on ferals with topics including Return to Field: Lowering Euthanasia of Healthy Cats and Turning the Cat vs Wildlife Conflict into Collaboration

Don't miss out on valuable info and the chance to help more cats! Participation in the webinars is free but advance registration is required.

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A Gift for Gumdrop

Your donation can help her survive

January 29, 2014

What looked like a cut on Gumdrop's head turned out to be a tumor...but this brave little fighter is beating the odds and with good care, her doctors expect a full recovery.

Please help us give Gumdrop the medical care she desperately needs! Click here to make your life-giving contribution.

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New Webinars! - Supporting Community Cats

3-track educational series puts focus on ferals

January 8, 2014

Chances are, there are free-roaming cats living - and breeding - in your community. If you want to play a role in humanely reducing their numbers, you should know about Supporting Community Cats, a new series of webinars from The Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities.

Whether you want to fix one backyard colony or establish a large-scale Trap-Neuter-Return program, this series has the info you need to be part of the solution for ferals! Three webinars will be offered monthly, Jan - Sept 2014. Participation is free but advance registration is required. 

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Shop & Save Cats with AmazonSmile

You shop. Amazon gives.

January 1, 2014

Smile! Now there's a brand-new way to support Neighborhood Cats' work with feral and stray cats. AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon, will make a donation to us every time you shop.

AmazonSmile has the same great products, prices and shopping features as Amazon. There's absolutely no cost to you and you can get started with a click.

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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!

Rabies Advisory

          

Rabies is a viral disease that can have a devastating impact on feral colonies.

Read Neighborhood Cats' Rabies Advisory for information to help protect your cats in the event of an outbreak in your area.

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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Donate Your Vehicle, Help Cats!

             

Got an old car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat? Now you can donate any vehicle - from anywhere - and support Neighborhood Cats while earning a tax benefit too. It's fast, free and simple!

To get started click here.

Questions? Find answers here.