Falling Through The Cracks


Tippi is urging us to help the ferals!

More than 70% of cats who enter our nation’s animal control pounds and shelters are killed, according to Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. This past Thursday, October 16th was National Feral Cat Day. Although there were more than 500 registered events nationwide, I couldn’t find a single person in my travels this week who’d even heard of the concept.

The ferals are the forgotten felines; they disappear into the landscape. With winter fast approaching, harnesslife.org is taking this opportunity to help in two specific ways. First, here’s a list of some excellent resources and organizations who are working with ferals:

Second, we’ve launched a campaign to award ♀Spay ♂Neuter Grants to various cat rescue and TNR groups throughout New Jersey. Tippi’s already written the first check . . . stay tuned to find out who all the recipients are.

If you know of additional NJ-based groups specializing in cats (and TNR in particular), please comment below or contact me at dee@harnesslife.org

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  1. Dee, thank you for this invaluable resource!! I was just speaking with someone yesterday who has been feeding some feral cats at her home and I suggested she get them spayed. She cannot afford to spay all of them herself so I will pass this information on to her for her to find a place that will help her.

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