MEOW Inc in a Nutshell...
MEOW, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to help homeless and free-roaming community cats in Monmouth County, New Jersey by conducting Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR). TNR is the only universally-recognized humane method that effectively lowers outdoor cat populations. TNR is conducted by humanely trapping unaltered feral cats, spaying/neutering them, vaccinating and releasing them back to the same location where they were originally trapped where they can be cared for by a colony caretaker.
While we wish every cat could have an indoor home, feral cats are extremely fearful of humans and consider the outdoors their home as they live in the wild within familial cat colonies. With the right conditions of food, shelter and managed care, these cats can live long and healthy lives surrounded by their feline companions and human caretakers who they form special bonds with over time. Unfortunately, because feral cats cannot be handled by people, they are considered “unadoptable” by animal shelters, leading to heartbreaking euthanasia rates when they enter the shelter system. We fight every day to save cats from that fate.
MEOW Inc does NOT believe that any cat should be euthanized due to lack of homes or shelter space when there is another viable alternative. TNR is that alternative. It is MEOW Inc’s belief that each and every cat deserves a chance to live a happy and healthy life whether they are homeless or not.
Our mission is three-fold: reducing population, improving lives and promoting awareness. We actively and humanely reduce the homeless and free-roaming cat population in Monmouth County, New Jersey by reducing the number of feral kittens born each year through TNR. We also work tirelessly to improve the lives of homeless and community cats through responsible colony-care management and all that entails. We also promote awareness of pet overpopulation and the importance of spay and neuter through community education.
You can make a difference in the life of a homeless cat by providing some basic needs including:
There is nothing more rewarding then watching a struggling, undernourished cat bloom into a healthy, happy and thriving cat after you have provided the simple necessities.
Join the mission to save our homeless cats and help us to MAKE EACH ONE WORTHWHILE.