Resources & Organizations
Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. An engine for social change, Alley Cat Allies was the first organization to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), in the American animal protection community. By establishing and promoting standards of care, our organization has brought humane treatment of cats into the national spotlight, now embraced by major cities and animal protection organizations coast to coast. In 20 short years, they have changed America to better understand and respect the lives of cats.
Animal Protection League of NJ (APLNJ)
PROJECT Trap Neuter Return (TNR) seeks to make New Jersey a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) friendly state by providing assistance to caregivers and municipalities alike.
The Maddie's Fund mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals and have awared millions in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the United States. They provide wonderful educational resources.
Neighborhood Cats is an organization that believes Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the most humane and effective method available to end the severe feral cat overpopulation crisis faced by this country. Their mission is to make TNR fully understood, accepted and practiced in every community.
Searchable Database for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics
Check out ASPCA's comprehensive and searchable database, which is designed to help you find low-cost spay/neuter programs in your community. They are constantly adding to this database, so if you don’t find any listings for your zip code immediately, please check back soon. Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. To search the database, click here.
ASPCA's Position Statement on Feral Cat Management
In order to stabilize and eventually reduce the free-roaming cat population through attrition, the ASPCA supports the management of free-roaming cat colonies through TNR and, when the resources of animal welfare agencies allow, through “Feral Freedom” programs. It is the ASPCA’s position that truly unsocialized, free-roaming cats are best served by focusing resources on TNR and Feral Freedom programs, distribution of exclusionary devices and deterrents, and public education regarding the humane management of free-roaming cats. Ideally, the management of free-roaming cat colonies should include trapping, scanning for the presence of a microchip, vaccination, sterilization, ear “tipping” (surgical removal of the tip of one ear as a visible sign that the cat has been sterilized) and, when feasible, microchipping. To read the full position statement, click here.