In late 2015 PET SAVERS introduced TNR Works with the aim of increasing the acceptance and practice of TNR in Gloucester County NJ (our home county) through a mixture of tactical and strategic initiatives.
Through our Trap Rental and TNR Support program we have enabled residents in and around Gloucester County to do TNR safely and at the lowest cost possible.
Strategically we have partnered with People for Animals to develop and deliver Humane Advocacy Workshops for residents and Mayoral Campaigns for elected officials. While focused on different audiences, the goal of both programs is to increase awareness of and community support for TNVR as the primary means of curbing the population of stray and feral cats humanely and effectively.
In 2017 we were instrumental in encouraging the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders to unanimously pass a TNR Resolution in July, opening the door for municipalities to enact laws to protect community cats in each Gloucester County town.
On March 3rd, 2018 in partnership with People for Animals we invited every mayor and council member in Gloucester County to a seminar entitled Community Cat Management: A Humane Approach, to learn about TNR. Although only 7 of the 24 towns in the county attended, the feedback we received was positive and encouraging. Municipal leaders were given facts on humane population control as well as sample ordinances to help them get started in their town. We are pleased to say that since then, two towns have adopted ordinances protecting community cats and more are working on laws right now.
Cats have lived outdoors alongside humans for over 10,000 years and research shows that
- At least 25% of all Americans have fed an outdoor cat.
- Over 70% of all cats who enter shelters in the US are killed there, including virtually 100% of feral cats.
- Over 80% of all Americans think it is more humane to leave a stray cat outdoors where she can live out her life as opposed to being trapped and killed.
- Feral or free roaming cats can be just as healthy as pet cats and live full healthy outdoor lives.
For information on our Trap Rental program or how to do TNR click here
For information on where your town stands on TNR and how advocate for cats in your community click here (Gloucester County NJ residents).