Tag: <span>feral</span>

New Addition to our What Is TNVR Page

We recently added a link to a PDF from the Alley Cat Advocate Web site to our What Is TNVR page. If you do not want to go to our page, you can gain access to that PDF by clicking here. The PDF is titled Winter Shelters: Tips for keeping community cats safe and cozy during the winter months. It is loaded with great tips for keeping community cats warm and safe during the cold months of the year.

Last Spay Day for 2022 Coming Up

The November SCRUFF Spay Day is coming up. This is the last Spay Day for 2022. All Spay Days take place at the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) in Schenectady. For a downloadable PDF of the schedule, visit our Spay Day page here. Contact us for more information and to book an appointment.

Welcome to Fall: Prepare for Winter

The lovely call colors are great for viewing and “leaf peeping”, but they are a reminder that the cold weather of winter will be upon us soon. We know that many of our regular SCRUFF readers are concerned about the feral cats in our community.  We thought that you might find this page at Alley Cat Allies to be of interest. It shows many Community Cat Shelters and the options. Check out https://www.alleycat.org/resources/feral-cat-shelter-options-gallery/ and see what they are displaying.

Feral Fact: Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNvR) improves cats’ lives.

Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNvR) improves cats’ lives. With TNvR, cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and ear tipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat). Healthy feral cats are then returned to their outdoor home. Unlike the failed, costly, and cruel catch and kill approach, TNvR is effective because it stabilizes the population, improves the cats’ health, and ends behaviors associated with mating – like yowling, roaming, and fighting. TNvR is practiced in communities all across the U.S. and endorsed by national animal protection organizations.