CPAW NJ December Pawsitive Mews

NJ Cat Rescue

MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING YOU HEALTH AND HOPE….

LIKE THE HOPE YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO SO MANY CATS THIS YEAR THROUGH YOUR SUPPORT OF THE LIFESAVING WORK OF TNVR!

As CPAW NJ nears the end of our third year of operations in April 2020, we have a better understanding of what success looks like to help outdoor cats: 

It involves public/private cooperation among government, people with the equipment and knowledge necessary to train, dedicated volunteers willing to learn, and everyday caregivers who TOGETHER implement Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return (TNVR).

The most powerful resource (although not always in place) is a caregiver who feeds and cares lovingly for the cats. Feeding, however, is only the first step to success: 

      • Where can we source more food to help caregivers?
      • How do caregivers feed responsibly so as not to attract unwanted animals also hungry for food?
      • How to trap them and get them necessary medical care?
      • How to provide winter shelter that stays warm and dry?
      • Where will the money come for the medical expenses?
      • How do we enact social change so that local laws support TNVR and do not ban the feeding of outdoor cats and/or require licensing of outdoor cats?
      • In short, how do we educate people that TNVR works and makes outdoor cats better neighbors?

Sometimes the challenges seem overwhelming and the resources too scarce.  But how can we, TOGETHER, increase our success in 2020 and save even more lives, while at the same time create a legacy for years to come?

….doesn’t that make your heart purr just thinking about it? 

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Please consider making us your charity of choice this #GivingTuesday and together we can save more lives! 

TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) prevents unwanted births, while helping outdoor cats live longer, healthier lives. Over time, it helps to control the outdoor cat population, and reduces shelter intake and euthanasia.

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ANNOUNCING OUR 2020 CAMPAIGN: SPAY IT FORWARD

Our 2020 mission is to increase awareness through education and outreach so that people and community cats can live cohesively and peacefully in their shared neighborhood. This year we hope to lift up caregivers of community cats, work with local governments to promote and fund TNVR, and teach people how they can trap themselves so they can take action and fix the problem in their own backyard.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more details about our 2020 Campaign!  

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”  – Khalil Gibran

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A SUCCESS STORY WORTH SHARING

This is a recent request from a local caregiver…. Keep reading to see how CPAW NJ volunteers responded! 

“There are about 8-12 cats and kittens that come to my window for food this year. Last year there was only one and I don’t think she made it through the winter because I never saw her again. This year they’ve multiplied! There are so many cats when I open my window i have to put out 3 plates of food at a time so they can all eat! They usually stay away but since it’s gotten colder out they started to stick their heads in our window cause we left it cracked so the warmth would hit them. Now they are practically crawling in it’s getting soo cold! These cats and kittens are all beautiful! Their colors are pretty. I don’t want them to die. Regardless of what they look like or their age. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want any of them put down. I just wanna want some kind of shelter for them. For the winter. We tried to make a home-made house n that didn’t work out soo well. And I can’t have cats or I’d prob take them all.”

Thanksgiving Story:  A HAPPY ENDING

(From the desk of CPAW NJ President Karen Shinevar)

We went out as it was still raining on a Sunday afternoon and, after talking with the neighbor of the person who contacted us, trapped five of the six cats we saw. They were spayed on the mobile van the next day. Four of the five needed antibiotics and three were females!  The caregiver was able to trap another one over the holiday weekend and it went to be spayed on December 2 at PFA. It takes a village….now these cats will live longer, healthier lives. When we released the 5 cats on Thanksgiving morning, we had some wonderful Montclair State University volunteers learning about TNVR and helping with the release. We left behind a wonderful meal for the cats. Meowy Thanks to all we helped!

We applaud the caregivers who asked for help….and helped us help the cats!  And neighbors met neighbors … cats can bring folks together.

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In Memoriam….we say goodbye to Papa, the tabby pictured below who lived a long life, well cared for by loving Montclair residents…sending our sympathies to them and all who loved Papa.

New year’s question:  Can Whitey be successfully socialized enough to become an indoor cat?  Stay tuned to see the results in the new year.

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NOVEMBER RESULTS ARE IN!

CPAW NJ Report Card as of November 30, 2019

Spayed/neutered (companion)17

Kittens to rescue:  2

Spayed/neutered (feral): 29

Since April 1, 2017

1,183 spay/neuter

We’re saving lives AND spreading the word…thousands of cats in our area need help!  Meowy thanks to the caring humans who are helping.  

As a hard, cold winter approaches, mama cats (including 16-week old teenage moms) have more babies outside every day. Most of these kittens will not survive.

Can you tell a friend, neighbor or coworker about us?  Get Help Here because now, more than ever, is the time to double down on our TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) efforts.  We can do this!!

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SAVE THE DATES!

Bloomfield Spay Van

December 30, 2019

Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Hoover Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Feral Cats Only

Register by going to cpawnj.org or emailing us at cpawnj@gmail.com

Holiday Handmade Gifts Fundraiser 

December 7, 10 am – 4 pm

Vintage Lane

470 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell

….and meet Damien, a kitten already wearing his tuxedo!

Holiday Handmade Gifts Fundraiser 

December 14, 10 am – 4 pm

Brookdale Pet Center

1054 Broad Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003

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41 Watchung Plaza, #317
Montclair, NJ 07042

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