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Trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs administered by members of the NYC Feral Cat Council and Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance are helping to reduce the number of feral kittens born in NYC each year.

Trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs administered by members of the NYC Feral Cat Council and Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance are helping to reduce the number of feral kittens born in NYC each year.

Out of the Cage!

Spring 2007

Every spring as the weather warms up, most people cheer the season of rebirth, when hope springs eternal and the world comes alive again. But for those of us involved in animal protection, the joys of spring are tempered by the knowledge that it's kitten season once again. On New York City streets, in parks and backyards, throughout the five boroughs, thousands of kittens are born into a hostile urban landscape where they have little hope of survival, much less a good life in a loving home that they deserve.

But thanks to the efforts of Neighborhood Cats and other members of the NYC Feral Cat Council and Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance, we are making progress in improving conditions for feral cats throughout NYC and humanely reducing their numbers through aggressive Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. In this issue of Out of the Cage! you'll read about one feral colony that was successfully relocated away from a demolition site in Brooklyn by members of Slope Street Cats, a member of the NYC Feral Cat Council and Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance. This story illustrates the great risks faced by these gentle creatures and the unyielding tenacity of those New Yorkers dedicated to solving the feral cat "problem" in humane and effective ways.

You'll also read about Sheeba, the Great Dane who received medical care paid for by the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance before being taken in by Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, an Alliance Participating Organization (APO) and member of the New York Breed Rescue Network, which found her a new home. And check out Mr. Salomon, an older dog in the care of Loving Touch, a Queens-based APO, while he awaits his new home; and there's plenty more we hope will interest you in this issue.

As always, we appreciate your continued support and interest in the work being done by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. And we welcome your comments at info@AnimalAllianceNYC.org.

 

Jane Hoffman

President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

 

In This Issue…

Spring Adoption Festivals Build Momentum for Pet Adoptions

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Sheeba – Home at Last

Little Shelter Campaign Seeks to Increase Adoptions, Save Lives

Mr. Salomon, Senior: Looking for a Match

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals: Making Life More OK for Tulsa's Animals

Slope Street Cats Successfully Relocates Endangered Feral Cat Colony

Davnet-Finbar Dog Fund Honors Mayor's Alliance Supporter

Oh, Behave! Arden Moore Advises About Dogs and Cats in the City

Mayor's Alliance Hosts Visit by Taiwanese Animal Enthusiasts

Dance Parties Raise Money for Animals

Additional Reading for Out of the Cage! Subscribers

In Every Issue…

Calendar of NYC Animal Events

APO Wish List

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About Maddie's Fund

 

Newsletter Team

Editor-in-Chief: Steve Gruber

Art Director: Krista Menzel

Senior Writer: Steve Gruber

Contributing Writers: Arden Moore, Jane Warshaw

Photographers: Laura Brahm, Rick Edwards, Dennis Ho, Catherine Nance

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals welcomes reprints of the articles in Out of the Cage! To request permission to reprint any of these articles, please contact us at enews@AnimalAllianceNYC.org.