Both the NYC Feral Cat Initiative and Neighborhood Cats strongly encourage Certified TNR Caretakers in the New York City area to submit information about the locations of their managed feral cat colonies in order to increase TNR support services and save lives. Please take a few minutes to share your colony details with each organization. The information you submit will be kept strictly confidential.
The NYC Feral Cat Initiative, a program of Bideawee, requests that Certified TNR Caretakers submit the locations of the community cat colonies they manage in New York City.
Your managed colony data are vital. This information will help us allocate our resources and understand the areas with the greatest need for assistance in order to best accommodate the NYC TNR community. Gathering this information will result in significant and highly persuasive data, and it allows us to facilitate positive outcomes for managed colonies when issues arise with property owners, elected officials, or city agencies. It also enables us to reach out to nearby caretakers who might be able to offer assistance in finding missing colony cats or in other situations where local help is needed.
Help us help you! Please take a few minutes to complete this quick but very important survey. As few as one or two cats in your back yard count just as much as a large colony, so please be as inclusive as possible!
You are not required to keep your colony information current, but you may submit updates if there have been changes in your population.
If you’re managing a colony of feral cats in New York City, or if you have assisted uncertified caretakers with TNR, please take a few minutes to register or update your colony in Neighborhood Cats’ Cat Stats NYC database.
Registering your colony could save your cats’ lives! If an eartipped cat ends up in a city shelter, they will be able to locate the colony and the caretaker quickly and get him/her out quickly, avoiding unnecessary stress and prolonged exposure to illness. When an eartipped cat enters a city shelter and its colony is not registered, locating the cat’s caretakers is extremely difficult. Because feral cats are territorial, it’s very important to return them to their original colonies. Relocation is problematic and only used as an absolute last resort.
Cat Stats NYC is a program of Neighborhood Cats. With your help, the database can be a more useful tool, helping prove that TNR works.
Neighborhood Cats requests that you update your colony information whenever there has been a change in your population.