Category Archives: Cats

Meet the NYC Feral Cat Initiative Team: Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips, a long-time champion for pet and community cats, has been working with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI), a program of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, since its inception in 2005. Mike’s current focus is on education … Continue reading

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Become a Certified Caretaker for Stray & Feral Cats in Queens

Free Workshop Provides TNR Certification Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Queens, NY – On Saturday, March 7, and Saturday, April 4, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Queens residents (18 years and older) are invited to attend a free TNR certification workshop where … Continue reading

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“New York Live Pet Project” Celebrates Five Years on NBC New York

    1,000 Shelter Dogs Adopted During the Past Five Years of Pet Adoption Weekly Segment Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – New York, NY – NBC 4 New York’s daily lifestyle show, New York Live, is proud to celebrate its fifth … Continue reading

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Children’s Books Inspire Humane Treatment of Animals

You can never start respecting and caring about companion animals too young! Here are some recently published books for preschoolers and elementary school age children that feature shelter animals or feral and stray community cats. The Silas Series: The Adventures … Continue reading

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Meet the NYC Feral Cat Initiative Team: Valerie Sicignano

    In 2005, Valerie Sicignano, an animal welfare veteran, began her work with the program that became the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. In the ten years since, as NYCFCI’s Community Outreach Director, … Continue reading

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