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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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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.