Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
We are volunteers, dedicated to improving the lives of local stray and feral cats in the Bronx and Harlem by performing Trap-Neuter-Return of stray and feral cats living in managed colonies in our communities, and rescuing friendly strays for adoption to forever homes.
WE ARE NOT A SHELTER AND CAN NOT TAKE IN PEOPLE'S PETS.
TRAP - NEUTER - RETURN (TNR)
is exactly what it sounds like ... using humane traps to capture stray (thrown out) or feral (born outside, afraid of people) cats, taking them to the veterinarian to be spayed (girls) or neutered (boys), caring for them for a few days while they recover from surgery, and returning them to the place where they were trapped. TNR is absolutely the most humane and effective way to control the feral and stray cat population. The volunteers of Bronx Tails feed hundreds of "outside" cats, TNR the cats we find, supply and set up winter shelters for them, teach and assist others with TNR projects, try to find homes for friendly strays, and provide medical care for sick and injured cats when possible. If you are feeding stray and/or feral cats and are interested in learning how to TNR them, please go to www.neighborhoodcats.org and sign up for their free TNR workshop. Bronx Tails founders Teresa and Jamie are the instructors for the workshops held in the Bronx. Workshop participants may have their feral cat colonies neutered for $5 per cat.
WE ARE NOT A SHELTER AND CAN NOT TAKE IN ANY SURRENDERED PETS!!
We may be able to make helpful (or at least practical) suggestions.
The second group of cats from hoarder return from their spay neuter surgery at the ASPCA.
THIS SUMMER WITH BRONX TAILS
In May we hosted three ASPCA Spay/Neuter clinic transports. 32 cats were TNR'd, one dog was neutered, and 33 very nice, very friendly cats that we saved from a hoarder were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas, dewormed, and tested for FIV and FeLV. We also removed 31 kittens (including 7 newborns), the newborns' mother, and 2 sick/injured cats. PHEW!
From June through September, we assisted in getting 225 cats spayed/neutered & vaccinated. About half were TNR'd, and the rest were adopted or awaiting adoption.
October was a good month for TNR. Lots of cats were TNR'd. Two females slated for TNR surprised us all by having kittens. Between them, we have 9 new kittens who will eventually (along with their mothers) be available for adoption.
Exciting new development: We now have cats in the display habitat at the new Petco in Throgs Neck at 815 Hutchinson River Parkway. We bring more cats in on weekends for adoption events from 12-4 pm.
We rescued and adopted out 2 dogs in October as well.
PLEASE VISIT OUR PETFINDER PAGE TO LOOK AT EVEN MORE
OF OUR WONDERFUL ADOPTABLE CATS AND KITTENS.
In late March, we offered to help with a cat hoarding situation. Our offer wasn't accepted until two months later ... when the woman was hospitalized with a broken leg. By then, the population had almost doubled because 31 kittens were born.
Day 1, we removed the kittens and most of the adults. We spent a week caring for them, getting the adults spayed and neutered, finding medical help for the sick ones, and placing some kittens with other rescues. On days 8, 9 and 10, we trapped the remaining cats and had them spayed and neutered.
All but one of the cats and kittens will be available for adoption. They tested negative for FIV and FeLV and are healthy. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!! We need LOTS of good homes for these friendly, deserving cats.