Click to watch Cats of the Urban Wild from the New Yorker. This eleven-minute video discusses trap-neuter-return work done on a large scale. Explore other short documentaries featured in the A Reporter at Large series.
On a Sunday evening in late July, my wife got a phone call from a relative in another part of the state. An injured cat had been found and they didn’t know what to do. No vets or shelters would be open on a Sunday night and the emergency centers (if there were any for […]
Too many people want to give friendly abandoned or lost cats to a shelter, and yet the shelters are overly full. It is up to all of us to find homes for the ones in our own backyard. Our goal is to help people help themselves, to help people BE the solution instead of waiting […]
When you think about declawing, the cats in a feral colony are not the first animals to come to mind. It seems like this would be an issue for the household cat. Unfortunately, declawed cats are not a rarity in the feral colonies. Declawed cats are dumped because of spraying or biting issues. They are […]
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The Situation A resident (we’ll call her Jane) of a senior trailer/mobile home park in Lynnwood was trying to figure out what to do about all the cats in the park. The manager was threatening to have them trapped, taken away, and put down. Some of the residents liked the cats and some did not. […]
When there are no other options, cats need to be moved to a new situation (see guidelines below). If at all possible, however, the trap neuter return (TNR) of the cats back to their familiar surroundings is the goal. Doing relocations is very important and not all cats will do well in all situations. Relocation […]
While it may seem more difficult to trap a feral mother cat to keep her with her kittens, the advantages are many for the kittens, the mother, and the foster parents. Marilyn Hendrickson from MEOW Cat Rescue notes: It is absolutely best to keep kittens with their mother whenever possible. There are many health benefits […]