The NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI), a program of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, recently launched its newly designed website, NYCFeralCat.org, revamped to offer a better user experience. The reorganized, enhanced site is chock-full of easy-to-find information and resources for Certified TNR Caretakers and for anyone who is interested in learning more about feral and stray cats, collectively known as community cats.
For organizations and individuals working to help community cats, the website continues to offer in-depth information, and has many additional features, including:
- New instructions for building winter cat shelters, along with details about the types of materials needed.
- Best practices for feeding a cat colony to keep cats healthy and safe.
- A growing library of links to videos about socializing, bottle-feeding, shelter-building, and more.
- New information on how those with managed colonies can be prepared for emergencies.
The site now has material on what to do if you find a kitten as well as on community cats and the law, which should be of interest not only to caretakers but to the general public as well. In addition, there is general information about community cats and their care, including details about Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the proven humane method of controlling community cat populations.
For anyone who cares about community cats and would like to help them, the new website addresses the wide range of tasks, skills, and abilities that are needed to manage a colony and offers options for individual involvement. There are also links to TNR certification and specialty training workshops and webinars.