Tonight we’ll be attending the Architects for Animals fundraiser at the Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle. Architects from around the city will be showcasing and donating outdoor habitats for homeless cats. There’s still time to RSVP to RSVP@theswitzergroup.com There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. We hope to see you there!
In related news Jason and I are now TNR Certified. On Saturday we attended a training session hosted by the Save Kitty Foundation and Neighborhood Cats and received our certificates after . For those of you unfamiliar with TNR, it stands for “Trap, Neuter, Return.” Feral cats often form colonies, much to the chagrin of their human neighbors who have to endure yowling, pet waste, and the unmistakable odor of un-neutered male cats. TNR initiatives go into these colonies and work to trap the cats, get them fixed, and return them to their colonies. Of course, every effort will be made to try and adopt out any kittens of friendly cats. Feral cats, unfortunately, are not likely to be tamed and adopted so they are returned to their colony where their surroundings are familiar. Re-locating these cats (or worse, having them put down) is not a solution because more feral cats will just come in, breed, and re-populate the colony resulting in more noise and stinkiness. While no one likes to think of a homeless cat braving the elements during the cold winter months, there are ways to build inexpensive shelters, bringing this post back around to tonight’s event 🙂
For more information on TNR please visit the links above or drop us an e-mail.