Category Archives: Policy & Legal

Coton de Tulear Breeders Do Not Cotton to the American Kennel Club

    by Thea Feldman The Coton de Tulear is a small, long-lived dog that, on average, stands about 10 inches high and weighs between 9 to 15 pounds. Its coat is on the long side and is most commonly white, … Continue reading

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Education, Not Regulation, Characterizes New Law Affecting TNR in New York City

On August 22, 2012, the New York City Council unanimously passed Intro 918, amending the administrative code of the City of New York relating to trap-neuter-return (TNR) information and activities in New York City. The new guidelines amend Local Law … Continue reading

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Trial Period Ends with Permission Granted for Feral Cats to Be Fed on Church Property

The 60-day trial period to evaluate and iron out the details for ongoing care of the feral cat colony at St. James Church in lower Manhattan has concluded. As each of the church’s objections was heard and addressed, a satisfactory … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached to Allow Cats to Remain at St. James Church

The Archdiocese of New York agreed to work with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to restore daily care and feeding to the colony of eight feral cats living at the historic St. … Continue reading

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Community Cats Spay/Neuter Funding: A Clarification

We have received many calls and e-mails from people expressing concern about the changes in funding for spay/neuter for community cats in New York City. It appears that many people have reacted to erroneous information that has been communicated by … Continue reading

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