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Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

10.12.21

Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

Here are the latest updates and news from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative…


October is Feral Car Awareness Month!
Our 3rd Mobile Spay/Neuter Event Scheduled

October is Feral Cat Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about the various issues facing feral or stray cats, promoting Trap/Neuter/Release initiatives, and recognizing the numerous compassionate people who care for feral cats.

To coincide with Feral Cat Awareness Month, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is planning its third mobile spay/neuter event to date in partnership with EPAA, which will aim to spay and neuter 45 cats, both domestic and feral. The event will take place during the day on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The cost for feral cats will be $5.00, and the cost for domestic cats will be $10.00 and will be available for those in each county who are facing economic challenges. The event in October will take place in Lackawanna County.

More details will be discussed at the next NEPA
Animal Welfare Collaborative


Please note the date change for the next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting

Please join us for the next (virtual) NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Please note that an earlier email listed the date as Wednesday, October 20, but, because of a conflict, the date has been moved to Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you online on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for the next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting!

A meeting agenda will be sent out closer to the date of the meeting. Please register to attend this virtual meeting via the link below. Instructions on how to join in the Zoom meeting will be sent after registering.

Click here to Register

Pittsburgh City Council Adopts Ban on Declawing Cats

Pittsburgh City Council Tuesday approved legislation that would ban the surgery used to declaw cats from being performed in the city of Pittsburgh.

The measure passed unanimously. Veterinarians who perform the surgery would face a $500 fine.

Last month, the council discussed the issue at length and heard support for the law from animal care groups, veterinarians, and others who said declawing contributes to bad behaviors among cats like biting and problematic use of a litter box.

You can read more about Pittsburgh’s ban on declawing cats here…

Vision

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will set the standard for all animal welfare initiatives in NEPA and will work together, utilizing available resources to improve both the care and lives of animals.

Mission

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will work on initiatives aimed at ensuring animals in NEPA achieve a happy and healthy life—free from abuse and neglect.

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a project of The Scranton Area Community Foundation. Established in 2019, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a collective of animal shelters, rescues, advocates, and sanctuaries in the region that are interested in coming together to advance various causes in animal welfare and to increase the collective resources available to these agencies. Activities of the collaborative include education, professional development, fundraising and other practices that move the goals of the collaborative forward. The Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as the convener of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.


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