Things are Happening in Massachusetts - Important Presentation on April 10
From the Backyard to the Front Page: Building a TNR Movement
Saturday, April 10, 2004
10 a.m. to noon
350 South Huntingdon Ave.
Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
RSVP to HubCatsBoston@aol.com
Bryan Kortis, executive director of Neighborhood Cats, will talk about how to organize the efforts of the many dedicated cat organizations and TNR activists throughout Massachusetts to help gain improved feral cat services and further success in lowering feral populations. Kortis will draw directly from the Neighborhood Cats experience in New York City where, in four years, three people working on one colony with few feral services available to them has led to a city-wide movement now featuring no-cost feral spay/neuter by the ASPCA and the Humane Society of NY, the active support of Animal Care &Control of NYC, free equipment lending, regular training workshops hundreds of feral cat caretakers practicing TNR, dramatic statistical results in targeted areas, and coordination among all feral cat groups via the NYC Feral Cat Council.
Advocates on the leading edge of the local feral cat scene will share promising news of their programs, plus there will be refreshments and an opportunity for questions. Other presenters and sponsors include Merrimac River Feline Rescue Society, Somerville Alleycat Advocats, HubCats, Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare, and The Cat Connection.
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[Excerpt -- hmmm!]
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