Stop overpopulation, save money:

Beat the Heat Montclair 2019

Back by popular demand, CPAW NJ is again pawtnering with People for Animals (PFA) and Acme Markets on Valley Road to bring low cost spay/neuter services to Montclair. On Monday, February 25th, PFA’s Spay Shuttle will be transporting cats from the Acme Markets parking lot to PFA Hillside clinic to be spayed/neutered.

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Starting in March, low cost spay/neuter services will be available on the last Tuesday of every month. We hope that over the course of the year we will be able to fix over 200 cats, saving thousands of lives.

Preregistration is required by emailing cpawnj@gmail.com with your contact information. Both companion and outdoor community cats are welcome and you do not need to be a Montclair resident. Prices for companion animals are $90 and feral cats are $55. PFA will also be including Rabies and FVRCP vaccinations for all cats at no additional charge (usually $19.00 each).

Once you preregister, you will receive further details. Cats must be dropped off in a carrier by 7:30 am and picked up by 4:30 pm on surgery day. If you are caring for community cats in your neighborhood, please contact CPAW NJ to get help with trapping. Space is limited, so please don’t wait!

WHY SPAY/NEUTER YOUR CAT?

Cats can become pregnant as early as four months of age, meaning the kittens you see today will be having kittens of their own come springtime.

63 day (9 week) gestation period, kittens conceived in January and February are born in the spring.

Kittens can be spayed/neutered at 2 months old or as soon as they weigh 2 pounds. This pediatric spaying and neutering is an easier, faster procedure.

Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return saves lives by stopping overpopulation, reduces shelter intake, and increases the health and lifespan of community cats!

TNVR means Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return, where community cats are humanely trapped and taken to a clinic for spaying or neutering and vaccination. The tip of the cat’s left ear is painlessly removed while under anesthesia, indicating that the cat has been neutered and vaccinated. Unsocialized cats are returned to their outdoor homes, while friendly cats and kittens are hopefully fostered and adopted.

TNVR ends the reproduction cycle and stops behaviors associated with mating such as yowling and spraying, thereby addressing community concerns and decreasing the number of cats and the number of calls to animal control.

PAW IT FORWARD: WOULD YOU BE A “BEAT THE HEAT” SPONSOR?

CPAW NJ is looking for monthly sponsors to help defray the costs of some of the animals needing spay/neuter surgery. Our goal is to raise enough funds so that we can help those who love and care for their animals but are unable to afford the low cost fee. If you are interested, please contact Karen Shinevar at 201.970.8115 or email us at cpawnj@gmail.com. Sponsors of $500 or more will be included in all promotional materials and will receive lots of purrs and four paws up!

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CPAW NJ promotes animal welfare and prevents surrenders through compassionate collaboration and connecting within our communities. We are a group of area residents dedicated to promoting a humane approach to controlling the stray population and protecting the human/animal bond by being a voice for animals. Our vision is to change the world so animals will no longer need to be rescued. Find out more at cpawnj.org.