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If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please fill out this form to get started. Questions? Email volunteer@libertyhumane.org.




LHS and Neighborhood Cats Team Up to Fix Ferals in Jersey City


Feral Cat Program Things are looking up for feral cats in Jersey City’s 07306 zip code. That’s because the area, currently overrun with unowned cats, has been selected as the focus of a 250-cat targeted spay/neuter project, to be jointly administered by Liberty Humane Society and Neighborhood Cats. The project is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities®.

In the coming months cats in the target area will be humanely trapped, spayed and neutered, and returned to their original locations. Spay/neuter services will be provided by the People for Animals clinic in Hillside, NJ. The cats will also be vaccinated against rabies and “eartipped” – under anesthesia the tip of the left ear is painlessly removed, to permanently mark the cat as being “fixed”. The whole process is called Trap-Neuter-Return or “TNR” and is the best way to gradually reduce the numbers of outdoor cats while improving overall health and eliminating the mating behaviors that create public nuisances, like pungent tomcat spray and late-night caterwauling.

The city’s 07306 zip code accounts for one of Liberty Humane Society’s highest intake rates of feral and stray cats, with 143 kittens and adults turned in over the past year. TNR for this targeted project will be concentrated in the area’s northeast section as far west as Tonnelle Avenue and with Lincoln Highway marking the southern border.

Residents in the target area can report the locations of unneutered colonies by contacting our Jersey City Feral Cat Hotline, (201) 351-7772 or by emailing info@neighborhoodcats.org. Community members can also receive training from Neighborhood Cats to become feral cat caretakers – a sort of kitty guardian angel – to make sure their colonies are properly fed and sheltered. Anyone interested in fostering a kitten or friendly cat rescued from outdoors during the TNR project may inquire about Liberty Humane Society’s foster care program; visit the shelter at 235 Jersey City Blvd. or email volunteer@libertyhumane.org.

Have more questions about feral cats and this targeted program? Click here for a list of FAQs.



 

 



Upcoming Events

Pet Photo Shoots by Hartshorn Portraiture
Date:
1 April 2014 00:00 to 30 April 2014 00:00
Summary: Get professional pics of your dog while supporting LHS [more >>]

Best Friends Animal Society Adoption Event
Date:
25 April 2014 00:00 to 27 April 2014 00:00
Summary: We're heading up to White Plains, NY for another Best Friends Adoption Event! [more >>]

Wellness Clinic
Date: 30 April 2014 04:00 to 07:00
Summary: Low-Cost vaccinations, tests, microchipping & wellness services! [more >>]


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LHS Spotlight

Featured Cat

Tip

Tip Willing to spend some time giving Tip cheek and head rubs? Well, then he'll be your number one best friend for life!

Tip is a hunky, handsome boy who is just the perfect round shape. He got his name because he has a short stump of a tail. We're not sure how this came to be, but it's part of his signature look.

Tip would do well in a home as either a single cat or a playmate for another kitty. He regularly strolls the cattery floor at LHS with cats of many different ages and is quite tolerant of their different personalities. See more pictures of Tip in his Petfinder profile.





Posted: Feb 25, 2014

 

Featured Dog

Black Diamond

Black Diamond Oh, just look at that beautiful smile! How could you resist such a sweet face? This handsome fellow is named Black Diamond. He's a young guy who is full of energy and just a blast to be around.

He is friendly and social towards everyone he meets. On his walks with volunteers, he's eager to meet all sorts of people, from kids up to adults. He also loves the company of other doggies as well.

Black Diamond really is the perfect package! Find out more about him in his Petfinder profile.


Posted: Feb 4, 2014