Special thanks to Care2.com and writer Vera Lawlor for covering the state of community cats and their all-too-few options.
In an article titled "Relocation is Sometimes the Last Resort for Unwanted Community Cats," Lawlor and NJ Strays Founder and Executive Director Adriana Bradley explore the topic of stray cats who can't continue to exist in their current neighborhoods due, largely, to human threats:
In New Jersey, the nonprofit NJ Strays works with local TNR programs to relocate community cats whose lives are in danger. The organization has also been asked to help relocate cat colonies in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Last year NJ Strays relocated 93 community cats to homes and businesses where they could live out their lives in peace. The relocation takes place between April and October before the weather turns cold. The organization already has a waiting list of 120 community cats in need of new homes for this year.
“Relocation is the absolute last resort—we push first to have the cats returned to the community where they were trapped or found,” said... Bradley.
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