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Learn TNR at Brooklyn's 1st Cat Cafe

Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop coming to The Cat's Meow 10/1/15

September 19, 2015

The Cat's Meow, Brooklyn's first cat cafe, will be hosting a Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop on Thursday, October 1st from 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm. Spend the evening with some adorable, adoptable kitties while learning how to help ferals and strays in your neighborhood.

Seating for the Workshop is limited - register today!

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Action Alert - Speak Up for DC's Cats

Public comments needed by Sept. 7 to keep nation's capital pro-TNR

September 1, 2015

For many years, the District of Columbia has endorsed Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the best method for humanely managing feral cat populations. Now the District's Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has released a proposed "Wildlife Action Plan" calling upon the city to reverse its pro-TNR stance - a move that would result in the roundup and killing of community cats across the District.

A public comment period is open until September 7. Please act NOW, to prevent misguided policy from harming cats in our nation's capital!

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HSUS Now Seeking a Community Cats Program Manager

Be part of the national team to advance TNR

August 14, 2015

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is looking for an experienced, highly motivated individual to fill the position of Community Cats Program Manager.

Help promote best TNR practices and advocate for community cats across the U.S.!  For job requirements and contact information click here.

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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposia

A series of educational events from HSUS

August 11, 2015

If helping cats is important to you, you're invited to attend Rethinking the Cat, a series of day-long training events from The Humane Society of the United States. The next presentations will be on 9/18 in Indianapolis and 9/24 in Madison, WI.

Don't miss this chance to learn from local and national experts about new ways to impact adoptable, community and owned cats!
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A Cat-tacular Way to Help Cats!

B'way show delivers laughs, tears - & donations

July 29, 2015

If you love cats and enjoy a rattling good time at the theatre, Mrs. Smith's Broadway Cat-Tacular! is the show for you. Each ticket you buy sparks a $5 donation to support Neighborhood Cats' work with ferals and strays. Just use promo code NEIGHBORHOOD. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the box office.

Don't miss this chance to help community cats and enjoy the show the NY Post calls "The PURR-fect summer fare"!

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Action Alert! Help Make NY State Spay/Neuter Funds Available for TNR

Urge support for Senate Bill S. 1081

July 27, 2015

The Animal Population Control Program (APCP) in NY is a statewide fund that supports organized spay/neuter efforts. But under the program's current guidelines, TNR initiatives aren't eligible for grant monies.

With your help, that may change! Senate Bill S.1081 would clear the way for community-based TNR programs to receive APCP funding. 

Please call your state senator and politely urge support for S.1081 so that NY state's feral and stray populations can be managed more humanely and effectively. 

UPDATE - S. 1081 has passed the Senate and is now awaiting Gov. Cuomo's final approval. Please write to the Governor's office today, asking him to sign S. 1081 into law.

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"Rethinking the Cat" Symposium Coming to Indianapolis

Free daylong training to help you help cats

July 27, 2015

If helping cats is important to you, you're invited to attend Rethinking the Cat, a day-long training event from The Humane Society of the United States. The next presentation in the series will be on 9/18 in Indianapolis. Don't miss this chance to learn from local and national experts about new ways to impact adoptable, community and owned cats.

Attendance at Rethinking the Cat is free but advance registration is required. 

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Introducing the Neighborhood Cats "See Through" Release Door

Exclusively from Tomahawk Live Trap

July 23, 2015

Some cats won't venture into box traps because when they look inside, they can't see a way out again. The new Neighborhood Cats "See Through" Rear Release Door from Tomahawk can fix the problem. Just replace your trap's standard rear door with this sliding acrylic panel to help catch even the wariest ferals!

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Save Finnegan & His Friends

A long-neglected colony needs your help now

June 5, 2015

Finnegan and more than 20 other forgotten cats have been struggling to survive in a ruined house on Staten Island. Mold spores, malnutrition and neglect are slowly killing them - but if we act NOW they can be saved! 

Please make a contribution today to help stop the suffering and save these precious lives.

UPDATE: Care for the colony is underway!  Follow our progress on the cats' youcaring page.

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Coming This Summer - TNR Workshop in Jersey City

Learn to impact cats in your neighborhood!

May 28, 2015

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop is coming to Jersey City!

Join us on Saturday, August 8 as our expert instructors show you how to use trap-neuter-return to make life better for community cats. Seating is limited - reserve your spot today!

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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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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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The Wait Goes On - Bronx & Queens Still Lack Full Service Shelters

Voice your support for new shelters today!

March 24, 2015

Fifteen years ago the NYC Department of Health was ordered to build full service animal shelters in the Bronx and Queens. So far, there has been no progress. 3.8 million Bronx and Queens residents - and untold numbers of at-risk animals - are still waiting.

The majority of NYC Council Members agree the city needs full service shelters in every borough. It's important they know their constituents are behind them so contact your City Council Representative to voice your support.

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"CAT"astrophe: Good, Bad & Ugly of Internet Cats

Changing perceptions to save lives

March 13, 2015

The Internet loves cats - but that online popularity isn't always reflected in real life. In "CAT"astrophe: Good, Bad and Ugly of Internet Cats, feline behaviorist Jackson Galaxy and TNR expert Bryan Kortis team up to examine the flawed perceptions that can harm cats, and look at how social media can be used to change attitudes and save more lives.

"CAT"astrophe will be presented on Monday, March 16 at the famed South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Tx.

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High Volume Spay/Neuter Training

Veterinary scholarship program offered by Neighborhood Cats & Humane Alliance

March 7, 2015

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 April 3, 2015.

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Learning to Manage Community Cats

Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook selected as course material for veterinarians in training

February 27, 2015

Attention veterinarians and veterinary students! If helping feral and stray cats is important to you, don't miss this year's Community Cat Management Course, Aug. 10 - 14 at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. It's a chance to hone your skills, gain real-world insights into feral cat management and save more lives.

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: The Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker has once again been selected as course material for this program.

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Choose Me!


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.