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Animalkind, Inc.
P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

Feral Cat Information

TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Release)

ak-adm2.jpg (649486 bytes)AnimalKind Inc. is proud to utilize a humane and effective method to manage feral cat colonies.

The result of unsterilized, domestic cats who were abandoned or lost, feral cats are born and grow up without human contact.  They distrust humans and revert to the ways of their wild ancestors.  Attempting to tame them is difficult, time consuming, and only occasionally successful.

The number one killer of domestic and feral cats in the United States is death in shelters due to overpopulation.  For many years, the methods of choice to deal with feral cats have been to ignore or attempt to eradicate them.  Neither method has solved the problem of their overpopulation.

ak-adm3.jpg (659708 bytes)The truth is that feral cats can live where they are found.   Sterilized, vaccinated cats no longer reproduce and pose no health risk.   Eartipping provides instant identification for managed ferals.  Trap, neuter and return is the only method of population control for feral cats that actually reduce their numbers.  The evidence from established TNR programs in the U.S., in Europe and around the world is proving that TNR is decreasing the populations of feral cats where eradication attempts have failed.

TNR is endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, The Cornell Feline Health Center and other veterinary associations.

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Contact us at: animalkind@earthlink.net

Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals. 


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