Companion Animal Trust

Companion Animal Trust, Inc.

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Who We Are

Companion Animal Trust, Inc. is a 501c3 non profit corporation registered in the state of New Jersey which was formed to help homeless stray cats and dogs in the Northern New Jersey/New York City area. The mission is to adopt these creatures of misfortune into loving, forever homes. We practice and promote a no kill philosophy of compassion over killing. As a community we are the protectors of our animals.

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Come see our pets!

We do adoptions EVERY SUNDAY in Jersey City at FUSSY FRIENDS PET SUPPLIES at 148 Newark Avenue, between Grove and Erie Streets) in Jersey City with wonderful kitties for adoption. Come by between 12 - 4:30pm to adopt your best friend! Please email Companion Animal Trust for more details.


Help the Cats of New Jersey

Please sign on with Alley Cat Allies new campaign: Lives Counts, Secrets Kill

Click here for Alley Cat Allies campaign info.

The numbers for NJ shelter animal intake and disposition for 2006 was 100,858. Of that 100,858, 41,254 were killed by the shelters who were supposed to shelter them. Of those killed, 32,022 were cats! That is 77%. This is a tragedy.

Please help the cats of New Jersey. It is time for accountability and transparency.


Featured Pet ... Wally


Say hello to Wally! This debonair silver tabby and white cat came to Companion Animal Trust as a stray from the Bergen Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City. He's four or five years old. Wally is FIV+ but is very healthy and is not aggressive to other cats (or anyone for that matter). He's a real sweetheart who's looking for his forever home. He'd do fine inside but would also love to be in a home that has a safe outdoor area for him to explore. He is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines.

For more information call 201 884 9649 or email us at Companion Animal Trust.


Free Monthly Trap-Neuter-Return Training Workshops Offered to Hudson County Residents

Feral cats are free-roaming cats that are untamed and unsuitable for adoption. These cats are either born in the wild or have been abandoned and become wild. If left alone, they keep reproducing, creating a crisis on many levels. The cats suffer and are more prone to sickness because they have fights and more litters. They can also become a neighborhood nuisance or can prompt well-meaning community members to call animal control to take care of them however, this just means that the cats are removed and killed, prompting new cats to take over the territory.

In the process of Trap-Neuter-Return the cat is humanely trapped, then transported to a vet where it is spayed or neutered, ear tipped and rabies vaccinated. Then the cat is released back to its original outdoor location and managed by a caregiver. The benefits of TNR to the community are many.

- A caregiver manages the colony and maintains a clean environment through controlled feeding.

- TNR will permanently reduce the colony size through attrition.

- Nuisance behaviors such as male spraying and fighting are dramatically reduced resulting in less calls to Animal Control

- Less cats and kittens are brought to an overburdened shelter resulting in reduced costs associated with housing and euthanasia

Free Monthly Workshops

Attendees will learn all the steps in setting up a managed cat colony including establishing good community relations, feeding, building and placing shelters, arranging vet care, safely handling feral cats, and trapping. All workshop attendees will become TNR certified and Hudson County residents will gain access to low cost spay/neuter and trap rentals.

Workshop Schedule

Workshops will be held from 12 noon to 3 pm in Downtown Jersey City on the following dates:

March 10, April 14, May 12, June 16, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13 and November 10.

Visit The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative website Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative or email workshop@neighborhoodferalcat.org or call 201-884-9649 for more details or to register for a workshop. There is a $10 fee to attend the workshop.


Donations

Donations are tax deductible. We can use money, crates, cages, food and veterinary care. You can also become the sponsor to one or more of our animals who are waiting for adoption.

$10 - Provides food for a kitten in foster care

$25 - Sponsors a cat's vaccination

$30 - Provides a small feral cat shelter for a colony

$40 - Provides a large feral cat shelter for a colony

$50 - Buys a humane trap or a spay/neuter

$75 - Feeds a cat colony for a month

$200 - Provides the medical care for cats with serious injuries


Can't Adopt Right Now? Why Not Foster a Pet Instead.

Temporary foster homes are needed for our adoptable animals. If you are interested in learning more about fostering, please email us at Companion Animal Trust.


Spay and Neuter Your Pets

Did you know each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, animals and cruel humans. What can you do to stop the suffering? Spay and neuter your pets!

An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total: