CPAW NJ AUGUST MEWS

NJ Cat Rescue

CPAW NJ AUGUST MEWS:

NEW STUDY PROVES EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH INTENSITY TNVR IN REDUCING PREVENTABLE DEATHS AND POPULATION SIZE! 

Can you take just 5 minutes?  Go to The Study to help both wildlife and cats.

Finally….experts in cat welfare, wildlife conservation, and veterinary medicine collaborated to study seven different outdoor cat management strategies.

Key findings:

  • TNR can effectively reduce preventable deaths.  Note:  preventable deaths means both deaths by euthanasia as well as acknowledging that because “cats can have more than one litter per year, many kittens are born to free-roaming unaltered cats.  With the mortality of kittens born outdoors ranging from 75-90%, a lot of death results when litters are not prevented.
  • Intensity matters.
  • Kitten mortality deserves more attention.
  • Reducing abandonment is important.
  • Comparing approaches:  Culling (waiting until populations rebound before conducting a removal effort) is likely to be ineffective for population management regardless of intensity, while the effectiveness of steady removal varies with intensity.

“Sadly, many communities still opt to do nothing to control populations of community cats or use outdated, ineffective methods–such as sporadic trapping and removal.  This research confirms that high-intensity TNR is the most effective, humane way to stabilize a population of community cats, and over time, reduce them.”  

Margaret Slater, DVM, PhD, Senior Director of Research at the ASPCA and co-author and an expert on free-roaming cats.

You can also see a summary of the study at ASPCA Pro:  https://www.aspcapro.org/news/2019/07/25/new-study-high-intensity-tnr-could-mean-over-30-times-fewer-cat-deaths


CPAW NJ ANNOUNCEMENT:  AS A RESULT, CPAW NJ WILL BE CONCENTRATING ITS TNVR EFFORTS MORE SPECIFICALLY IN MONTCLAIR, BLOOMFIELD AND, AS VOLUNTEERS AND RESOURCES GROW, OTHER NEARBY COMMUNITIES.

This groundbreaking study supports our own experience:  TNVR works most effectively when we proactively clean up colony by colony, block by block. Intensive spay/neutering promotes the most population control and prevention of cat and kitten deaths compared with lower-level efforts of spay-neutering, as well as different levels and frequencies of picking up and euthanizing unowned cats and kittens.

This takes time, volunteers and resources.  By refocusing our efforts, hopefully, our volunteer base can grow, often through the people, we help.  We hope to encourage these communities to support the work as an integral role in animal welfare.

Join us however you can…..and know that whatever you can do will SAVE LIVES!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TRANSPORT, TRAPPING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORK. 

WILL YOU JOIN US?

Email us at cpawnj@gmail.com

What we’ve been doing….thanks to you!

  • 30+ cats spayed/neutered with a grant from Animal Protection League of NJ:  We finished our grant application for helping 30 cats in an East Orange colony! With help from the caretaker, Ernie, and many volunteers trapping and transporting, we used a grant from APLNJ for $30 for 30 cats at one location. The project finish date was July 15, and we made it just in time on July 10. Six cats were pregnant and six were sick and needed further medical treatment. One cat’s life was immediately saved because of a life-threatening hernia. Five more cats trapped had already been fixed, indicating perhaps abandonment by previous owners.  CPAW NJ updated these cats’ vaccines. Four kittens trapped were too small for spay/neuter but had upper respiratory issues and were treated. A fifth kitten had his third eyelid adhering to his eye and needed surgery.  (Thanks to Cameron Animal Hospital!)  APLNJ has funded three grants to help us tnvr 70 East Orangecats over the past two years….but resources are desperately needed for basic food and more spay/neuter in East Orange.   Literally, thousands of cats still need help.

  • We held our first ever Bloomfield AdvoCAT meeting with our pawtner Brookdale Pet Center, located on Broad and Watchung in Bloomfield.  Talked about outdoor cats and the wide variety of ways volunteers could be part of helping reduce the local outdoor cat population and save lives.  More meetings to be scheduled soon so watch for our fb page and website.
  • We successfully completed our mid-year fundraising campaign.  Thanks to a generous match offer, we raised over $4200.  Meowy thanks from the cats and their caregivers!

EAR TIP of the month…or the next 10 days…..

TNVR = COMPASSION WITH A PURRPOSE

Watch our fb page and instagram feed over the next few days to learn 10 (count ’em!) ways TNVR = Compassion with a Purrpose.

When we practice trap, neuter, vaccinate and return, we do so compassionately.  We want to give hope and practical advice to all we interact with.  We’d love to hear your comments as we go along…if you’ve been doing TNVR or care for outdoor cats, how do you practice #compassionwithapurrpose?

Watch our fb page and Instagram feed over the next few days to learn 10 (count ’em!) ways TNVR = Compassion with a Purrpose.

When we practice trap, neuter, vaccinate and return, we do so compassionately.  We want to give hope and practical advice to all we interact with.  We’d love to hear your comments as we go along…if you’ve been doing TNVR or care for outdoor cats, how do you practice #compassionwithapurrpose?

PAWTNER PROUD: An interview with Yellow Brick Road Rescue

Why did you form Yellow Brick Road?

We formed Yellow Brick Road because of the need we realized there is for bottle feeders. We found our cat outside in the garbage five years ago at the age of two weeks old. We had to figure out how to bottle feed him and his sister. We were successfully able to raise them and realized this is something we were good at and could use this skill to make an impact for the tiniest felines. Orphaned kittens are among the highest rate of euthanasia due to the round the clock care they require, and not enough bottle feeders to take on this responsibility. We wanted to form an organization that specifically focused on orphaned kittens so we can hopefully contribute to making that euthanasia rate lower.

Describe the heart of the work you do, day in and day out.

The kittens that we take in range from a few hours old to a few weeks old. Depending on their age we bottle feed them every 2-3 hours, stimulate them to go to the bathroom, and weigh them to make sure their weight increases each day.

What is the most rewarding part of the work that you do?

The most rewarding part about this job is being able to raise a kitten from birth to 2 months old and see them thrive in their forever homes. It is very rewarding to know these kittens now get a chance at life.

What is one thing that you would like people to know to help more cats live long, healthy lives?

Keep them inside! Never declaw. Make sure they get their yearly checkups at the vet. We also strongly urge all pet owners to use filtered water fountains.

How can people contact you to volunteer or donate?

We can be contacted at yellowbrickroadnj@gmail.com

To donate: 

http://www.paypal.me/yellowbrickroadnj

HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THEIR CURRENT ADOPTABLES!! (Blue lettering are males and coral lettering are females)

Don’t miss our upcoming events!

Monthly Spay Van    register here

August 27, 7 am – 3 pm

Acme Markets Parking Lot

510 Valley Road, Montclair

September 24, October 7 am – 3 pm

Acme Markets Parking Lot

510 Valley Road, Montclair

NJPAW (New Jersey Progressive Animal Welfare) Conference 2019

September 21, 10 am – 6 pm

Hampton Inn by Hilton
350 Morris Ave, Denville
CPAW NJ exhibiting at this family-friendly event where you can learn about animal welfare issues and learn how to increase local lifesaving efforts.

Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital Adoption Event

September 21, 12:30 – 4 pm

545 Valley Road, Montclair

Visit our Booth at the Montclair Farmer’s Market

September 28, 8 am – 1 pm
Walnut Street, Montclair
From Forest Street to the train station

Verona Celebration of Pets

October 6, 1-4 pm

Civic Square, Pompton Ave.

Verona, NJ

GARAGE SALE!!!

October 12

Time TBA

Hosted by A Purrfect World and CPAW NJ

Bloomfield, NJ

Let’s Talk Cat!

Nutley Library presentation

7 – 8:30 pm

93 Booth Dr, Nutley, NJ 07110

JULY RESULTS

CPAW NJ Report Card as of July 31, 2019

Spayed/neutered (companion): 29

Spayed/neutered (feral): 29

Since April 1, 2017

994 spay/neuter

 

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