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Why Taming Feral Kittens Can Be a Good Idea

by Mike Phillips, NYC Feral Cat Initiative With thousands of kittens and cats already in shelters awaiting adoption, you might ask, “Why tame feral kittens and add to that number?” Increasing the number of cats needing adoption is clearly a … Continue reading

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The Best Age for Taming Feral Kittens

by Mike Phillips, NYC Feral Cat Initiative Taming, or “socialization,” is needed when kittens have had no positive interaction with humans and are so frightened or aggressive that they cannot be handled at all, or at least not safely. If … Continue reading

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NYC Feral Cat Initiative’s Expertise Gains National Exposure with Taming Feral Kittens Workshops

    Communities outside New York City are benefiting from the New York City Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals’ expertise in taming feral kittens. Thanks to a generous grant from the Petco Foundation, the Alliance is … Continue reading

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NYCFCI and NYPD Collaborate to Help Community Cats in Brooklyn

Brian Hull is the Vice President of the Tenant’s Association at the Kingsborough Houses where he lives in Brooklyn, and is friendly with officers of the NYPD Housing Bureau’s Police Service Area, PSA2, located there to police the development. He … Continue reading

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NYC Feral Cat Initiative Does Not Place Cats for Rodent Control

Recently, four feral cats that we helped relocate to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center have caught the attention of journalists. Their stories and headlines have focused on how these cats are providing the service of driving rats away from … Continue reading

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