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LHS and Neighborhood Cats Team Up to Fix Ferals in Jersey City
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have more questions about feral cats and this targeted program? Click here for a list of FAQs.
Liberty Tails 2014 Calendar
The 2014 Liberty Tails calendar is now on sale both in the shelter and via the LHS website (shipping fees apply if purchased on the site). The calendar features twelve unforgettable animals adopted from LHS and continues to be a celebration of the many lives saved here each year.
This pictures in this year's calendar were shot by our neighbors at Digital Chrome Studio who very generously donated their time. They did an excellent job of bringing out the unique personalities of the individual dog and cat models. We would also like to thank your graphic designer, Tyson Junkers, and editor, John Crittenden, for also contributing their time to the creation of the calendar.
100% of the calendar proceeds are used to help the animals at LHS so purchasing the Liberty Tails Calendar is an easy way to support the shelter and our mission.
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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
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
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