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To: State leadership

Protect New Jersey Cats

Sign the petition to support community cats in New Jersey.

Cats in NJ are at risk due to barriers at the state level that hamper local efforts to implement thoughtful and lifesaving programs for cats.

Join us in advocating for policy change at the state and local level that will help cats in New Jersey communities. We need your help to create this change.

Why is this important?

Policy barriers at the state level make it more difficult for communities to adopt effective trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) ordinances. As a result, community cat populations continue to grow and put stress on shelters that have limited resources.

Community cats (aka stray or free-roaming cats) risk losing their lives simply because they've made a home in the outdoors. In many cases, they are brought to local shelters, where they are unlikely to get adopted because many of them aren't socialized to people.

Trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) is simple: Community cats are trapped, evaluated by veterinarians, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and returned to their outdoor homes, unable to have kittens. By implementing TNVR, community cats continue to live in their outdoor homes after they’ve been spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies, keeping them out of shelters and freeing up resources for pets most in need of sheltering and care.

New Jersey should not have barriers to humane, safe, and cost-effective management of stray cats that is known to be effective at controlling the cat population. State leaders need to hear from you, their constituents, that this matters to you and your community.

Sign the petition to support New Jersey cats.

Resources:
https://www.felineresearch.org/post/issue-brief-what-to-do-with-feral-cats-examining-tnr

New Jersey, USA

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2024-04-07 18:18:01 -0500

25 signatures reached

2024-03-23 18:29:38 -0500

10 signatures reached