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Are you thinking of adopting a cuddly cat or kitten? Consider the Community Cat Coalition!

  |   October 16, 2010  |  Comment

The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) was founded in 2009 in response to the need for an effective and humane solution to the growing community cat crisis in Beacon. The CCC is a volunteer-based grassroots organization dedicated to humanely resolving the homeless cat population via education, advocacy, and the Trap Neuter Return (TNR) method. We work with the community and animal welfare organizations to offer resources to the public for proactively finding a solution to reduce, control and manage the stray and feral cat population.

As with many cities and towns, unsterilized and free-roaming stray and feral cat overpopulation is a growing problem that requires a community effort. The CCC works with Beacon citizens to promote positive change through a philosophy of dignity and worth for all living things. The CCC is not a shelter, nor do we trap and remove cats. Instead, we offer a humane solution to resolve the ever-growing overpopulation of stray and feral cats, and strive to improve the quality of life for both feline and human citizens.

In addition to finding homes, assisting in locating emergency health services, and neutering abandoned domesticated cats and kittens, the CCC promotes, trains, and assists in TNR, which is an effective method of controlling community cat overpopulations. Using this technique, the feral cats in a colony (family) are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, ear tipped for identification, and then returned to their home territory where they are fed, sheltered, and monitored by a designated caregiver. Whenever possible, kittens and friendly, adoptable adults are removed from the colony and offered for adoption. The TNR method benefits property owners, animal shelters, City Council, animal control, cat advocates, businesses, and, of course, the cats themselves.

As of September 2010, the CCC has helped 159 cats and kittens through the TNR method, and has placed 73 cats and kittens in adopted homes.

Our vision for the Community Cat Coalition is to form a movement of rescuers, and through compassion, kindness and grace, develop an effective strategy for the reduction and control of feral and stray cat overpopulations in Beacon. Please contact the CCC if you are interested in assisting in any way.

Community Cat Coalition
Nicole Ganas, Founder & Director
P.O. Box 1143
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 541-9989
[email protected]

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