WHO WE ARE
Animal Friends Foundation, Inc.(AFF) began in 2003 when 4 women decided to do something about the alarming numbers of homeless - but healthy - dogs and feral or stray cats who were being euthanized at the local animal shelter simply because there was not enough room to keep them.
We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization registered with the State of NJ and composed entirely of volunteers. We are committed to finding solutions to the overpopulation of unwanted companion animals through education and financial support of existing low cost spay/neuter programs. We commend other individuals and organizations that are doing good work with animals throughout Southern NJ.
Adopting TNVR is desperately needed to stop feral/community cat reproduction!
Low Cost Spay & Neuter Vouchers for Cats and dogs.
Control the population of free roaming cats through TNVR!
WHAT WE DO
AFF provides funding for low cost spay/neuter programs primarily through donations from the public, grants and fundraisers. AFF advocates managed colony care and provides resources such as shelters and feeding stations. We are committed to finding solutions to the overpopulation of unwanted cats through education and providing spay/neuter clinics at a reduced cost to you. We are not a shelter nor do rescue, adoptions or fostering of animals.
We provide ongoing communication with municipalities about the benefits of a managed Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return (TNVR) program which saves money as it reduces feral or stray cat intake at local shelters, saving tax dollars for both municipalities and taxpayers. Feral or stray cats that are part of TNVR are ear tipped in order to identify them as spayed or neutered and vaccinated.
Animal Friends Foundation, Inc.
WHY WE DO IT
Trap and Remove programs for the management of feral cats are not effective. City Animal Control is underfunded and over extended. There are too many animals in need of help and shelters have a limited capacity for holding animals. NJ Law requires all shelters to hold all animals, including feral cats, for 7
days. Unfortunately, after 7 days, feral cats are euthanized nearly 100% of the time.
This method of dealing with the feral cat problem requires time and money, paid for by tax payers. It also provides no hope for these cats. Most importantly, trapping and removing these cats does not solve the problem of feral cats.
HOW TO HELP
To make life better for both you and your cats:
-Spay your female cats. This will protect them from the debilitating effects of repeated pregnancies.
A female cat in heat can be detected by male cats up to a mile away.
-Neuter your male cats. This will prevent them from spraying/marking their territory and fighting other male cats for mating rights. Neutered males are less likely to roam far from home.
-Spay/neuter all feral or stray cats that you feed.
New members and volunteers are always welcome, please call 856-503-5572 for more information.