Community Cat Program (CCP)
What is the NBHA’s Community Cat Program?
The NBHA Community Cat Program (CCP) is dedicated to reducing and controlling the community cat population as well as shelter euthanasia of cats; through the implementation of Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return (TNVR).
What the Community Cat Program Does
- Provide financial assistance for TNVR of community cats.
- Provide support and training in TNVR through best practices set forth by Alley Cat Allies.
- Work with trappers/caregivers in scheduling veterinary appointments.
- Conducting public advocacy on behalf of community cats and the benefits of TNVR.
An example of how the NBHA’s CCP program helps the community.
Spay/Neuter Assistance Plan
In an effort to decrease the number of cats and dogs that enter the municipal shelter system, NBHA awards yearly spay/neuter grants to local 501(c)(3) animal rescues.
Over 1,000 Cats have been through our TNVR program.
|Year||Spay/Neuter & Returned||Kittens Rescued||Medically Assisted|
Cat Bites and Safety
Be Safety Smart!
First and most important; if you are bitten by a cat, seek medical attention as soon as possible!
Infections from cat bites start deep within the tissue and rise to the surface over several days.
The cat that bit should be trapped and held for 10 days.
If the cat shows signs of illness or if it dies in that 10 days, you must contact the local Health Dept. or Animal Control.
Once a cat is trapped it can act on instinct and be unpredictable. Do not attempt to touch or handle a cat in the trap.
Learn to trap
Trainings are held monthly at local libraries. You will learn about community cats, how to use different traps and best practices in TNVR. You can also borrow or return a trap at these sessions which usually last about one hour.
Contact Us if you are interested in attending a training.
How old is that kitten?
The age of a Kitten is important when trapping. You don’t want to separate a young kitten from its mom if it can be avoided. The youngest of kittens rely on mom to not only feed it the best nutrition it can get but she also keeps them at the right body temperature and helps them go to the bathroom, which they can’t do on their own until they are about three weeks old.
Learn more about newborn kitten progression at https://www.alleycat.org/resources/kitten-progression.
Kitten’s younger than three months old can be socialized, and hopefully, spend the rest of its life indoors via adoption. NBHA is not a rescue and does not have a building or adoption resources. Visit our resources page to view a list of rescues.
The best way to get kittens on wait lists is to Foster. For more information about fostering contact us.
|Alley Cat Allies||https://www.alleycat.org|
|Alley Cat Allies||Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter Return|
|Animal Protection League of NJ||https://aplnj.org|
|Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (Utah)||https://bestfriends.org|
|The Humane Society of the United States||https://www.humanesociety.org|
|People for Animals||https://www.pfaonline.org|
Community Cat Program Success Stories
The North Brunswick Public Library invites you to join the North Brunswick Humane Association Theresa Spataro as she discusses the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program and demonstrates how to properly use a trap. Saturday, February 8th from 10 to 11 am....
Patches is a lovely old calico girl who had been living in a feral colony off a major highway in Middlesex County. She was rapidly losing weight and needed to see a vet. She was trapped and examined by the vet. She has only three teeth in her mouth so it...
Peter and Bryan are brothers who were abandoned at a condo development in Jamesburg. We were asked to come in for TNR by the caretaker. When we saw how friendly these beautiful boys were, we just had to get them to a rescue where they could be adopted...