We can help.
Our organization can assist you with finding the help you need to spay/neuter feral or stray animals in the Staten Island area. Trap Neuter Return (TNR), is a program that is the future to cutting down on overpopulation and unadoptable animals entering the shelter system.
A group called Staten Island Feral Initative holds monthly workshops for individuals who want to become TNR certified. When certified you will have acess to receive free or very low cost spay/neutering.
Please visit this website to learn more:
You will learn how to:
take care of cats before and after spay/neuter surgery
create feeding stations
create affordable winter shelters
keep them safe from harm
This is an important step in making sure that animals in need are provided with the care and attention they need to live safe and healthy lives.
Next TNR-certification workshop on SI:
Date: Sat. Oct 13th, 2012
Time: 12pm (noon) - 4pm
Location: Christ Church, New Brighton
76 Franklin Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10301
(nearest cross street: Fillmore St.)
IMPORTANT: Attendees may use the parking lot on Fillmore Street
(around the corner from the main entrance) or use available street parking
on Franklin Ave. Entry through main entrance on Franklin Ave.
click here to REGISTER
Pre-registration is required. Our workshops are always full so PLEASE do not plan to walk in. There is a $15 donation requested to attend this class, payable either by Paypal prior to the course date (click "donate" in the bottom menu on our homepage) or by cash or check in person on the day.
SI Feral Initiative, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) - all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
All attendees are asked to arrive by 11:45 am to sign in and complete preliminary paperwork - class begins promptly at 12 Noon. Light snacks will be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring a snack or lunch of their own.
Each student will receive a certification card on the day of the course, which will entitle certified individuals to the free and low-cost Spay/Neuter services provided through this program.
To register for this class, please click HERE.
You will receive confirmation by email once we receive your registration form. If there are any changes or cancellations due to weather you will be notified BY EMAIL.
***REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 10pm ON THURS. Oct. 11th***
ADDITIONAL TNR ORGANIZATIONS:
Neighborhoodcats- Neighborhood Cats is a NYC based TNR non-profit organization, working on both the national and local level, to promote and implement the practice of TNR. The Neighborhood Cats TNR certification workshop is available to anyone who wishes to learn more about the most humane approach to stemming the feral cat population. For more info, please email
or see link for upcoming classes: http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/EVENTS_NYC_WORKSHOPS
The Toby Project is free to spay/neuter cats and mixed breed dogs with TNR certification, the clinic is now operating out of Brooklyn sponsored by a rescue group called Ferils in Peril. To find out more info please check out their website
Staten Island Feral Initiative- SIFI is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer organization providing TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) education, equipment, and support primarily to the SI community, but available to animal advocates throughout NYC and beyond. They provide information to the general public and host regularly scheduled TNR-training workshops on Staten Island. Through the empowerment of citizens to control the growth of colonies in their area, they are working to end the cycle of free-roaming cat reproduction, creating a better existence for both humans and cats on the island, and also reducing the flow of cats and kittens into overcrowded city shelters.
Neighborhood Cats- Neighborhood Cats is a national NYC based TNR non-profit organization that brought the problem of feral cats in NYC to the forefront back in 1999 ,and introduced the solution of Trap-Neuter-Return. Neighborhood Cats authored the TNR training workshop and accompanying handbook, workshops are offered twice a month to educate compassionate citizens throughout NYC's five boroughs. Only through TNR will the tragedy of overpopulation and suffering begin to diminish. We offer assistance to TNR-certified individuals. For more info, please visit our web site: www.neighborhoodcats.org.
NYC Feral Cat Initiative- The New York City Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) is a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals® — a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters.
The NYCFCI's mission is to raise awareness about the thousands of feral and stray cats (which collectively we refer to as community cats) living outdoors throughout NYC's five boroughs, and to offer solutions to prevent the number of homeless cats from increasing and to successfully manage existing colonies.