Team-Up for TNR II Casual Networking Event and Social

 Please join us on June 30th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the BottleHouse Brewery in Cleveland Heights for “Team-Up for TNR II” a casual networking event and social hosted by the Together Initiative for Ohio’s Community Cats. Come for the hand-crafted artisanal beers (appetizers and desserts will be provided by the Together Initiative at Read More …

Dan Spehar and Peter Wolf publish an examination of the Impact of an Integrated Program of Return-to-Field and Targeted Trap-Neuter-Return on Feline Intake and Euthanasia at a Municipal Animal Shelter

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, examines the impact of an integrated return-to-field (RTF) and targeted trap-neuter-return (TNR) program on intake and euthanasia rates at a Municipal Animal Shelter. You can access the paper here.

1st Quarter 2018 Network Member Profile: The Rascal Unit

From the start, the Rascal Unit has provided sterilization services for community cats because of the benefits that trap-neuter-return (TNR) offers both to cats and to the communities in which they reside. Surgeries for TNR efforts are offered to individual Ohio residents, and the Rascal Unit partners with rescue/TNR organizations to do large-scale projects. Rascal Read More …

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, 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 the Newburyport, MA 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 …