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Dobbs Ferry Wildlife Committee to hold TNR Educational Forum

A look at municipalities & feral cat management

August 28, 2012

On September 27, 2012 Neighborhood Cats will participate in the first TNR Educational Forum, an evening of information and discussion about effective feral cat management. The event is hosted by The Dobbs Ferry Wildlife Committee in cooperation with Mercy College's nationally-acclaimed Veterinary Technology Program, and will take place at Mercy College's Westchester campus.

The goal of the TNR Educational Forum is to provide clear and accurate information about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) - what it is, why it works and the advantages of the method for cats and communities. Speakers will include:  Mary Foster, Mayor of Peekskill; Bryan Kortis, co-founder of Neighborhood Cats and Sabrina Timperman, DVM, Assistant Professor in the Veterinary Technology Program at Mercy College.

TNR is the only method proven to be humane and effective at controlling - and over time reducing - feral cat populations. TNR has many advantages including the immediate stabilization of feral colony size when mass trapping is performed, the reduction or elimination of nuisance behavior often associated with ferals and the prevention of intact cats reigniting the cycle of overpopulation. When practiced on a large scale, TNR can dramatically lessen the number of kittens and cats flowing into local shelters, resulting in lower euthanasia rates and increased chances for adoption for animals already in shelters.

The TNR Educational Forum
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
Mercy College Rotunda, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Admission is free and all are welcome!
For directions to Mercy College click here.

For information:
Robin Azzollini (Dobbs Ferry Wildlife Committee), 973-808-6672
Jennifer Huron (Mercy College), 914-674-7231