Lady’s Family

Sep 26 2012

Something was moving inside the crate. Annie, Animal Friends’ veterinary technician, stepped onto her porch. She’d only placed the empty crate down for a short time while she went inside to gather supplies for another night of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Something …

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Jules the Cat: A Rescue Story

Aug 01 2012

By Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant   For a feral cat colony caretaker, a routine case of TNR – Trap, Neuter and Release – turned into a lifesaving mission. Sarah McKean, a board member at Animal Friends, cares for two feral …

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Volunteer Nancy Barylak: A Friend to Feral Cats

Jun 29 2012

By Siri Espy  Many busy people manage to squeeze in some time to volunteer. But talking to Nancy Barylak, it’s hard to imagine how she fits the rest of her life around her volunteering.   Nancy has an unparalleled passion for …

Posted in By Siri Espy, cats, feral cats, nancy barylak, TNR, volunteer

Trap, Neuter and Release: Swissvale Update

Jun 22 2012

Animal Friends’ Low-Cost Spay and Neuter staff and volunteer trappers met in Swissvale to begin the first night of TNR trapping. Volunteer trappers met to pick up supplies for our mass trapping in Swissvale.   The project, which continues throughout …

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Trap, Neuter and Return program has returned!

Apr 27 2012

Photo by Harry Giglio  Attention all Swissvale residents!  Animal Friends will be holding its annual Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats in your area.  Everyone is welcome to attend an informational meeting on May 9th, …

Posted in feral cats, feral resource, swissvale, TNR

Feral Q&A: Gotta catch ’em all

Apr 18 2012

Q: I have successfully had every member of the colony spayed or neutered…except one. I am having a lot of trouble trapping the very last cat.  Do you have any tips? A: Some cats can take up to a year …

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Feral Q&A: TNR

Apr 18 2012

Q.  I know Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is supposed to be humane, but I worry about feral cats when they’re returned to the wild. How do they survive? A. Understand that feral cats don’t thrive in the same situations that pets do. …

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