CPAW NJ March 2020 Pawsitive Mews

NJ Cat Rescue

Spay It Forward 2020 | March PAWSITIVE MEWS

 

This month’s “pawsitive mews” includes:

  • Cats bringing neighbors together for the common good
  • An upcoming Comedy Night fundraiser at Tierney’s Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm
  • More ways to spread the word and raise awareness of how to save lives thru TNVR
  • How Chance got another chance!

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From the desk of Karen Shinevar, CPAW NJ co-founder and advoCAT:

We made new friends in February and continued bringing our pawsitivity everywhere we went, helping more cats and seeing cats bring neighbors together.   It’s more important than ever to get the public to come forward to seek help for out door cats at the end of such a mild winter.  (I’m afraid to say we missed winter altogether — not because it will still come as we can’t do anything to control weather — but because I’m sure kittens are now being born after the warm December/January days.  Gestation period is only 62 days.)

Through the paws of many volunteers and caretakers, cats were tnr’d at sixteen! locations and at the majority of those locations, the caregiver participated.  Our mission is not just to spay/neuter cats, but to leave behind people with the capacity to help themselves in the future.

From watching the trap and covering it as soon as the cat is trapped, to actually pulling the string on the drop trap! folks all over are learning how to help save lives through tnvr.  This is especially true in Bloomfield, where neighbors are meeting neighbors and working together to make a plan to trap cats who are traveling far and wide in search of food and mates. 

HELP US SAVE LIVES THRU TNVR by letting us know if you see outdoor cats and asking your friends and neighbors to do the same.  The work is sometimes hard and time consuming, but our hearts are filled with grateful for each and every one of you.

 

 

The “thumbs up” signs from this proud couple tell the story.  They were so excited (and relieved) when they finally trapped the mom and last cat in their backyard colony, LUCKY CAT #13.  Many trips, much waiting, and catching the first 12 in the colony, but finally momma overcame her fear after eating under the drop trap for a couple of weeks. What a sense of accomplishment a combined with relief as the food bills mounted.  

No more babies for this momma!  

THANK YOU COMMUNITY CAT PODCASTS for another $1000 matching grant! 

https://www.communitycatspodcast.com/

 

We have until the end of April to raise $1000 and get $1000.  A wonderful local resident, Andrea Crespo, who we helped trap a couple of cats in her backyard, volunteered to help us with this challenge.  She’s asking a few folks to raise $100 by building their own fundraising pages with two goals:  raise awareness among their friends and at the same time raise $100.  

We have three campaigns begun under Andrea’s “Snip & Tip” campaign.  All you have to do is go to https://cpawnj.networkforgood.com/projects/91284-snip-tip-spring-2020 and click on the yellow square that says: ?utm_campaign=dms_email_blast_511232″Start Fundraising!” – It’s that easy!

PS  If we raise another $1000 during this same time period, an anonymous donor has agreed to match.  So that’s a possible $4000!  Right when we really need it.

Need help getting started with building your own page?  Contact us at cpawnj@gmail.com.   

It’s an easy way to Spay it Forward!

 

https://cpawnj.networkforgood.com/projects/91284-snip-tip-spring-2020?utm_campaign=dms_email_blast_511232

 

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Tierney’s Tavern continues its dedication to supporting charitable causes!

Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm

PLEASE join us!! 

Casual attire; cat ears optional.

Come out for an evening of laughs and bring a can of food for a special prize from Four Fourteen Entertainment! 

 

Taking a Chance….and getting a happy ending!

CHANCE FOUND HIS FURREVER HOME!!!

 

Was this friendly big boy dumped at an apartment complex? The friendliest cat we’ve ever encountered outside, he hadn’t been fixed and may have been marking inside.

We’ll never know his story.  But in the few weeks since we met him he had a lot of adventures. First getting trapped and fixed and having his wounds treated. Then maybe having a home, only to be let back out for “spraying”. Poor boy! We tried to tell the person he needed his own litter box and to allow him some time to settle in, but that didn’t happen. Then we rescued him from more cuts and an upper respiratory infection. We advertised him in Montclair Local and got a couple of leads and thought a rescue might take him. That fell through. Then one of our volunteers pushed him out on FB and voila! that was the charm. TODAY: Chance, now Captain Kirk for short, is best friends with a three your old new sister and a 7 month old little brother. Purrfect ending!

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Special Display at the Montclair Public Library, all of March:

Meowy thanks to the the Montclair Public Libary for letting CPAW NJ host an educational display for the community all about outdoor cats.  You won’t want to miss it!

 

 

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FEBRUARY RESULTS ARE IN!

CPAW NJ Report Card as of January 31, 2020
 
Spayed/neutered (feral): 34

26 males and 8 females

Spayed/neutered companion:  4

4 kittens to rescue and Chance was adopted!

Since April 1, 2017
1,291 spay/neuter

ESSEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS

SPAY IT FORWARD!

It bears repeating:  Pilot Essex County TNR Subsidy Program

 

Associated Humane Societies, in conjunction with a grant from the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will offer free spay/neuter and rabies/distemper vaccines for Essex County outdoor cats in a trap, neuter, vaccinate and return program at its mobile unit on surgery days.  The program will be available through April 30, 2020, or until allocated funds are depleted.


Mandatory eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Cats must be both trapped AND returned to the same Essex County address.
  • Persons presenting cats to AHS must verify Essex County address for trapping and return.
  • Cats must be in traps.  No carriers allowed.
  • All cats will be eartipped, no exceptions.
  • Any extra services, including nail trim, testing, antibiotics, etc. will be charged to the person at the published price.  
     

Appointments must be made ahead of time by calling Debbie at 973-824-7080, Ext. 118.  The dates and locations of the AHS mobile spay van can be found at https://www.ahscares.org/ContentPage/2877.  


Good mews!  The AHS Spay Van will be hosted by the Bloomfield Animal Shelter at 61 Bukowski Place twice in March: 

March 24

March 31

Since only 15 appointments for ferals are available each time, they go fast.  The March 24 van is almost full.  Contact us by email at cpawnj@gmail.com

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REGISTER NOW! 

 

Last Tuesday of every month!

Ferals ONLY

AHS Mobile Spay Van

Registration Required.

Email us at cpawnj@gmail.com

Space is limited.

 

March 24, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Bukowski Place

 

March 31, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Bukowski Place

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 2-4 PM

 Come and watch a webinar to improve your trapping skills!

Trapping Tricks

Sat, Mar 14, 2020

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact cpawnj@gmail.com to register and get directions. 

 

More info to follow…..

https://cpawnj.networkforgood.com/projects/69812-beat-the-heat-2019

 
 

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Our mailing address is:
41 Watchung Plaza, #317
Montclair, NJ 07042

 

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