857-CAT-TOWN (857-228-8696) info@trentoncats.org

General F.A.Q.

Why do I get voice mail when I call?

Trenton Cats Rescue is an all volunteer organization, most of our volunteers have full time jobs in addition to volunteering so we simply do not have the physical resources at this time to answer calls right away. While we do make every effort to return calls in a timely manner, please allow up to 72 hours for a return call or email.

If you have an emergency situation (person or animal in danger) we do not have the resources to respond quickly, so you need to contact the Trenton Police Department (609-989-4000), Trenton Animal Control (609-989-3254) or your local police department.

If you have a pressing TNR-related concern, try Meredith Weiss or Lois McClurg of Neighborhood Cats at tnr@neighborhoodcats.org or 212-662-5761.

We receive over 50 emails and phone calls every day. Each of these is evaluated for priority and responded to. We depend on our volunteers and people from our communities to volunteer so that we can continue our work. If you would like to help us by volunteering, read our Volunteer sections.

I can't have my cats anymore, can I bring them to you?

Trenton Cats Rescue has a very small foster network so it is unlikely that we can take a cat from you right away. However, we will work with you and help you in any way that we can to find a good new home for your cat.

We can help get your cat’s vetting up to date, we can advertise your cat online at places like Petfinder.com and we can offer you many opportunities to bring your cat to our adoption events every weekend until the right home is found.

If you are struggling with supplies for your cats, we might be able to help with food and litter donations.

If you are trying to help a friendly stray cat outside, we can loan you a crate to keep that cat separate from your other animals if that is a concern, and will also help place these cats in our adoption centers when we have space available.

If you are trying to help a scared or unfriendly cat outside, we will help you set up shelter for the cat, and make sure the population doesn’t grow by getting her sterilized, and also make sure she stays healthy by immunizing her. Then she can live her life out safely and without causing any public nuisance. We do assist in finding volunteers to help with TNR if you can not do this yourself.

If you are contacting us about a truly urgent situation, it is doubtful we would be able to rush to your aid, as we are most likely at our day jobs. For truly urgent situations, contact Trenton Police Department (609-989-4000), Trenton Animal Control (609-989-3254) or your local police department.

If you have a pressing TNR-related concern, try Meredith Weiss or Lois McClurg of Neighborhood Cats at tnr@neighborhoodcats.org or 212-662-5761.

If you are contacting us about an injured or sick cat, please take the cat to a vet immediately. If you cannot afford a vet consultation, check out our financial help page for suggestions. If nothing else, take the cat to the shelter. Keep in mind, anytime a sick or injured cat ends up at the shelter, there is a good chance that the shelter will euthanize the cat.

Have a question you want answered? Email us and we’ll help answer your cat questions!

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