Compassion for Community Cats

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Establish Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Return Programs in New Jersey

There are 2 important ways you can make a huge difference in the lives of  community cats in NJ.

This bill would save thousands of cats from needless, expensive euthanasia which has not ever worked to reduce community cat populations long-term. More than 80% of all animals euthanized in NJ’s animal shelters in 2018 were cats. Municipalities wouldn't have a 'cat problem' if they implemented Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Return (TNVR). Diseases carried by community cats, such as intestinal parasites, rabies, flea-borne typhus, and toxoplasmosis are no longer problems with vaccination as included in the bill. Furthermore, municipalities would be saving tax dollars by investing in low cost TNVR programs compared to higher euthanasia costs. 

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STEP 1: Email Senate Budget Committee Chairman

Ask Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Senator Paul Sarlo to post S1034 for a vote in his committee. We’ve prepared a sample email for you to use, but we highly encourage you to modify it to make it more personal.

Sample Email  

Subject line: Please post S103, the Compassion for Community Cats Bill, for a vote
Dear Senator Sarlo,
I urge you to post S1034, the Compassion for Community Cats Bill, for a vote in the next Senate Budget Committee meeting.
This program would not only save countless cats from cruel and expensive euthinasias, but will improve our communities. The fiscal analysis released on 3/7/21 stated that there is minimal or no cost associated with establishing the Compassion for Community Cats Fund; however, there may be marginal administrative costs to the Department of Health (DOH) to administer the fund. The minimal cost associated with the program is worth the price.
Diseases carried by community cats, such as intestinal parasites, rabies, flea-borne typhus, and toxoplasmosis are no longer problems with vaccination as included in the bill. Furthermore, municipalities would be saving tax dollars by investing in low cost TNVR programs compared to higher euthanasia costs.
I ask that you please post S1034/A4399 Compassion for Community Cats Bill up for a vote to protect felines and communities.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
CITY, NJ

STEP 2: Call The Senate Budget Committee Chair Today

After emailing your legislator, be sure to follow up with their office with a polite phone call. Calling takes less than two minutes, and it’s really easy! We’ve prepared a sample script for you to use but please feel free to modify it to make it more personal. 

 

(201) 804-8118

 

Sample Call Script 

Hi, my name is _____, and I’m a New Jersey resident from __(city)__. I’m following up on an email I sent earlier about requesting Senator Sarlo  _____ to please post S1034, the Compassion for Community Cats Bill for a vote in the next Senate Budget Committee meeting. Thank you.


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