Township Looking for Volunteers for Cat Management

April 21, 2010 at 12:42pm

Brick Township is seeking people interested in helping control the community’s feral cat population by volunteering to serve on their Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) Committee. The Committee will work with local veterinarians, shelters and residents to manage the feral cat colonies, as well as vaccination and neutering of feral cats.

“Feral cats are a unique challenge for a community,” said Mayor Stephen Acropolis. “On one hand, we have to make sure that they do not pose a health danger for our residents. On the other, we want to use the most humane methods to manage the colonies and the population. The members of the TNR Committee will work to accomplish both of these goals.”

TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Release. TNR is the method of humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies and then returning them to their colony to live out their lives. Volunteers are being sought to assist with colony caretaking, fostering cats, planning and coordination for trapping, transportation to and from veterinarians, adoption, fundraising and more.

The TNR Committee meets in the Brick Township Municipal Building on the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in volunteering can attend a meeting. For more information please call 732-262-1053 or email brickfelinetnr@aol.com.