Decisions, decisions . . . four TNR groups applied for our $1000 ♀Spay ♂Neuter Grant money. Tippi, in her role as Director of Lifelines, helped us review the applications and we’ve all come to the same conclusion. Each of these groups are doing very good work to help reduce the feral cat population in New Jersey. They all are currently involved in very worthy projects that are stretching their budgets to the max.
Actually, the decision wasn’t that difficult. We’ve doubled the available dollars so that each group will receive a $500 ♀Spay ♂Neuter Grant! We’re committed to supporting groups that provide targeted solutions to pet overpopulation.
Please read about these four groups below. Visit their websites. Like their facebook pages. Support them in ways that we cannot – donate supplies, become a foster family, or adopt a cat or kitten. And please help us too, so that we can replenish our ♀Spay ♂Neuter Fund and continue to support the many rescue groups and shelters that work to reduce pet overpopulation.
- A Pathway to Hope is a foster based rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats, with a focus on special needs cases, south to north rescue of northern breed dogs, local rescue of stray cats and all breeds of dogs and community outreach to further the cause of rescue. In 2014, approximately 300 cats came through Pathway and there are at least a couple dozen more that will be coming in during the next month or two!
- CAPIC Cats is a volunteer organization that goes into neighborhoods to help local residents with the feral/free roaming cat problem, often times helping solve the unwanted cat/kitten problem by trap/neuter/spay/return and adoptions. They also feed hundreds of cats every day!
- Final Hope Animal Rescue is an organization that provides help to New Jersey’s abandoned and neglected cats and dogs.They are actively involved in Trap-Neuter-Release programs that are the only effective form of population control and contribute to the well-being of stray cats.
- North Brunswick Humane Association is a volunteer association serving the Brunswick area, educating and guiding their community in the humane treatment of animals. In 2013, they began a Community Cat Program, which includes financial and other assistance for trap, neuter, vaccinate and return. Since September of 2013, they have helped 250 cats, distributed to 655 lbs. of dry food, and 786 cans of wet food to community cat caretakers from our cat food drives. They have also helped numerous kittens and friendly cats get into rescues for adoption.