Prevent Suffering for Outdoor Cats and Kittens

Help CPAW NJ Trap-Neuter-Return and Save Future Generations of Community Cats

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Help CPAW NJ Trap-Neuter-Return and Save Future Generations of Community Cats

Since we were formed in 2017, we helped 2,000 cats get neutered!

Join us this year by keeping community cats healthy and our neighbors informed about the lifesaving practice of Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)!

People and cats have lived harmoniously together for thousands of years, but when cats are left to reproduce at will, litter after litter of kittens will contribute to overpopulation. They will continue to reproduce, exposing kittens to dangers like illness, starvation, predators and cruelty. Studies show that about half of the kittens born outside die. The ones that survive give birth to more kittens outside or crowd local shelters and fill rescue capacity.

But with Communities Promoting Animal Welfare New Jersey, there's hope! We aim to increase awareness about TNR through education and outreach so that people and community cats can coexist. This year, we hope to lift up caregivers of community cats, teach people how they can trap themselves so they can take action, and work with local governments to promote and fund TNR. Spay/neuter solves the overpopulation problem, along with many nuisance behaviors, like roaming, fighting, howling and spraying, so cats will in turn become better neighbors!

Our Mission

TNR (sometimes called TNVR/TNVRM for Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return-Monitor) is proven to be the most humane and effective long-term solution to cat overpopulation and in reducing shelter intake. TNR prevents killing, saves money, and creates a healthier community through vaccinating cats against rabies and reducing the outdoor cat population over time by spaying and neutering as many outdoor cats as possible. CLICK HERE to read an article that goes further into depth about the effectiveness of TNVR (written by CPAW NJ's co-founder Karen Shinevar!) The article begins on page 18.

It is because of the generosity and compassion of our volunteers and donors that we were able to spay/neuter over 420 cats and transfer over 80 cats and kittens to our partner rescue organizations in 2021 alone.

The grand total of cats that have been spayed/neutered since our founding in April of 2017 is over 2,000!

YOU can help us Spay it Forward by donating today!

Your donation will go towards:

  • Spay and neuter surgery
  • Emergency medical costs
  • Trapping/operational supplies (i.e. traps, zip ties, carabiners, etc.)
  • Educational materials
  • Marketing and outreach expenses
  • And of course cat food!

CPAW NJ is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 81-4821507. Your donations are tax deductible.