The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.


Who we are

Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ (CPAW NJ) are area residents dedicated to promoting a humane approach to animal welfare and protecting the human/animal bond by being the voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves.

What is CPAW NJ trying to accomplish?

We want to change the world so that animals don’t need to be “rescued”.  

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Annie the cat

Cats 101: Learn how to help pets in our community

Learning about your cat's basic needs can help solve some common behavior problems

ALWAYS REMEMBER:  move at the speed of the cat!

Basic cat needs start with their feeling safe, secure, and stimulated through environmental enrichment.

Essential in achieving these include fresh food and clean water, litter boxes that are cleaned regularly, scratching posts and climbing structures, areas where cats can rest and relax, toys with interactive play, frequent grooming, carriers for safe transportation, all in the comforts of home.

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Helping Outdoor Cats in Our Community

Outdoor cats have existed alongside humans for 10,000 years

They are not a new phenomenon. Feral and stray cats live and thrive in every landscape, from the inner city to rural farmland.

Feral cats are not socialized to people

And therefore, they are not adoptable. Feral cats don’t belong indoors and are typically wary of us. However, as members of the domestic cat species (just like pet cats), they are protected under state anti-cruelty laws.

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cannelle the cat

Meet Cannelle

Cannelle was dumped by her owner when he moved away. She became part of feral colony and was "TNVR" by the group Humane Montclair. After three years one of the volunteers decided that she was just too friendly to stay outside and took her in. I fell in love as soon as I saw her picture.

Cannelle was very shy at the beginning , it took her one year to come on my lap but she slept on the bed every night. She is a wonderful cat that trust a little bit more every day. Her tipped ear is her badge of honor. 

Get involved and try these great ways to help out:

You can be a solution advocate,  donate funds, donate goods, become a member of the Stop the Litter Club, or join the CPAW NJ collaborative effort! Contact us for more information.