Help save the lives of New York City's cats.
Tens of thousands of street cats live in alleyways, backyards, and outdoor spaces of New York City. Because these cats are not socialized to humans, they are not candidates for adoption, and most adult feral cats taken in at city shelters are euthanized. In addition, the breeding of these street cats results in more kittens entering the shelters—taking away homes that would otherwise go to the adult cats already there. The New York City Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) is a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals that is committed to solving NYC's feral and stray community cat overpopulation crisis through the humane, non-lethal method of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
Through TNR, stray and feral cats are humanely trapped, evaluated, given a rabies vaccination, left-eartipped, spayed or neutered by a veterinarian, and then returned to the familiar habitat of their original colony. Tame cats and kittens young enough to be socialized are removed for adoption placement in permanent indoor homes.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals goal is to ensure that no dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Today, 9 out of every 10 lives are saved compared to 1 out of 4 when the Alliance began. Since 2003, euthanasia at Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) shelters has been reduced by over 83 percent.
You can help. Just $5 supports the NYC Feral Cat Initiative to allow them to continue educating New Yorkers about TNR, to train more Certified TNR Caretakers, and to provide critical resources and services to NYC's community cats to continue to save lives.
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a 501(c) organization committed to seeing the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home.