4th Quarter 2017-Network Member Profile: Rachel Vanek

Rachel Vanek, a resident of North Ridgeville, has been actively participating in TNR efforts–trapping and caring for colonies–and fostering adoptable cats in her home for just over a year. She initially became involved with community cats by volunteering at the Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria. Vanek quickly learned the ins and outs of trapping Read More …

Dan Spehar and Peter Wolf publish in-depth account and analysis of the pioneering efforts of the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

      A recently published paper in the journal Animals, co-authored by Together Initiative co-founder Dan Spehar and Peter Wolf of the Best Friends Animal Society and Vox Felina, examines an iconic TNR program. The article provides an in-depth account and analysis of the pioneering efforts of the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society on Read More …

Feral & Stray Cat Management Workshop

Do you feed outdoor cats? Are you concerned about seeing more cats outside in your neighborhood? Learn how you can begin to reduce the number of cats outdoors while improving their lives. Please join Tabitha Kucera and Dan Spehar for an informational session about trap-neuter-return (TNR), community cat myths, local resources, and responsible colony care. Read More …

Northeast Ohio Feral Cat Summit Presenters Announced

We’re pleased to announce the presenters of this year’s Northeast Ohio Feral Cat Summit: Ayse Dunlap is Director of Operations at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. She has worked in animal welfare for 18 years and joined the Cleveland APL in 2006. Prior to her time in Cleveland, Ayse worked at Chicago’s Animal Care and Control, Read More …

NE Ohio Feral Cat Summit 2: Cleveland Community Cats Rock! October 1st at Parma Library (Powers Blvd.)

Please join us for the Northeast Ohio Feral Cat Summit on October 1, 2016 from 11-2 p.m. at the Parma Library on Powers Blvd.  Below is an agenda for the day: Summit Agenda 11:00 – 11:10  Opening Remarks and Together Initiative update, Dan Spehar 11:10 – 11:15  Video Welcome, Katie Lisnik, HSUS Director of Cat Read More …