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Our Mission

To improve the lives of the millions of cats living on our streets and support the compassionate people caring for them. 

What is TNR?

Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the most humane and effective method known for managing feral and stray cats. The cats are trapped, spayed and neutered, vaccinated and then returned to their outdoor homes. Caretakers provide food and shelter and monitor the cats. When possible, friendly adults and young kittens are removed for adoption. Learn more.



Back in 1999, there were no services for feral cats in New York City. Co-founder Bryan Kortis explains how Neighborhood Cats changed that.

Sammy wants to light up your home!

Sparky young tuxedo, long-haired and well-mannered, a touch shy but warms up with a bit of play, seeks his life-long companion. Could you be the lucky one?

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Feral News Watch

New standards should mean more accurate results and live outcomes
Posted Jan 10, 2020
"Feral cats are the focus of this pioneering and influential Upper West Side rescue."
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Volunteers overcome government plan to kill the cats
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Scientists at UC Davis used Kickstarter to launch "Kitty Biome"
Posted Dec 16, 2019
Neighborhood Cats featured in cover article for Animal Sheltering's Fall 2019 issue
Posted Dec 06, 2019