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DO YOU SEE CATS?

You can help cats in your community and help to improve the outlook for homeless cats. Unneutered free roaming cats lead a stressful life and contribute to the tens of thousands of cats and kittens that flood NJ’s shelters every year. Through a successful Trap Neuter Return program, individual cats will lead a healthier happier life and kittens will no longer be born to live a difficult life outdoors.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) involves humanely trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them against rabies and other common illnesses, and returning them to their outdoor “home” to live out their lives. A “colony caretaker” then continues to provide food, fresh water and adequate shelter to the colony cats and monitors their health. TNR is proven to be the least costly and most efficient way to reduce feral cat populations. It is also the only humane method. TNR is endorsed by numerous well-respected animal welfare organizations including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Humane Society of the United States, and the National Animal Control Association.

PFA offers regular in-depth educational sessions at our Hillside and Robbinsville clinics for colony caretakers and interested volunteers. Covered topics include Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) basics; dealing with kittens; and colony care basics, such as best practices for feeding, sheltering, monitoring the colony for newcomers and illnesses, and diplomatic solutions for dealing with nuisance complaints from neighbors. This workshop and our Trap Loan Program provide the tools you will need to help the cats in your community. Special workshops can be requested by municipal governments and policymakers who wish to learn how TNR can help control feral cat populations in their communities.

Registration is required. To register, please e-mail us at tnr@pfaonline.org or call (973) 282-0890 ext. 222

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 7PM: Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ 07936

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7 – 9PM: American Legion Post 99, 314 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ 07032

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1PM: People for Animals, 1 Sharon Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Coming Soon: Union City, NJ (date, time, & location to be determined)