tuxedocat_newssiteAlley Cat Allies staff joined local groups in New Jersey to carry out Trap-Neuter-Return at Bayside State Prison on March 12. Late last year, thanks to dedicated local organizations and activists, we were able to help save a colony of feral cats living at this Leesburg, N.J. prison and protect the prison’s long-standing TNR program.

Low-risk inmates and prison guards humanely trapped cats living on the property. One guard who cares for a colony of cats near where she is stationed successfully trapped all seven cats in her colony!

Alley Cat Allies’ Atlantic City Program Manager Kim Kean and Direct Care Associate Pam Ward helped transport the cats from different locations on the prison property to the clinic, which was run by run by Animal Alliance of Cape May County. Alley Cat Allies staff also assisted in the clinic where a total of 15 cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped. Everything went smoothly.

We look forward to continue working with the prison to keep these cats healthy and safe!