Aron Namenwirth

Monday, September 14, 2015

Feral Cats Williamsburg

This is the most recent letter I received fromn neighbor hood cats. Meredith writes:

Since Nancy is TNR-certified and you are not, she's the only one who
can book the s/n appts. with the ASPCA, and should be there for
intake.  The trap reservation also has to be in her name.

Unfortunately we just had a workshop in Brooklyn this past Saturday,
the next one is Saturday, October 10th, also in Brooklyn.  Are you

The goal now is as best as possible try to talk to the neighbors about
feeding.  It sounds like there are multiple feeders and that will make
the cats much harder to trap, as they're eating in different places.
The cats should have no food at all a full day before the first day of
trapping and at the very least, the other feeders must cooperate with

I don't have any ideas for holding space at the moment, but will
discuss that and other issues with Lois and get back to you.

Another option as now i am going to have to wait till Oct. 10th  at which time the kittens are going to be really hard to catch or living in my house. Is the acc

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

How to deal with feral cats- kittens northside of Williamsburg

You have some kittens in the back yard. This is not the first time I have seen this, we have had kittens every year for as long as we have lived here. Last fall we fixed eight cats, and released them, but I noticed 2 all black young cats appeared without the clipped ear. But we were too busy to deal with it.
So I emailed Meridith at Neighborhood cats for help. I also contacted my neighbor who also had captured 50+ cats.

Letter from Meredith in less than 24 hours>

Hi Aron and Nancy,

Are you looking to have these cats/kittens fixed?

I'm not sure if you did a TNR project in July 2014 - but you would
have to renew your ASPCA terms of use agreement for 2015 -

To refresh, all the info you need is at this link - you will have to
download the agreement and follow the instructions on returning it -
to the ASPCA.  Do you still have your TNR certification card?

Reading this info and downloading and returning the agreement are the
first steps.

Once the ASPCA has your agreement you can book s/n appointments.  The
calendar for available appointments for October opens on Tuesday,
Sept. 22 - that is when you should call.

Here's the link to reserve traps:

You would reserve traps after you have a s/n appt.

Do you feel you can do the trapping yourself?

What is your holding space?

How old are the kittens?  Ideally they should be three months/three
pounds before getting fixed.

Calico cats are females - do any of the cats look pregnant now?

Please include my colleague Lois on y our reply
( and let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks -

Thank You  Meredith
We are going to get on it so enjoy the ride!

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