Whether you feed the strays on the corner, 💖 cat pics on Instagram, or run a trap-neuter-return operation, Cat Republic is here to help.
We'll let you know when we create fun new stuff. How-to guides, community materials, TNR tools, showtunes, furniture, etc.
Most trap-neuter-return groups are only a handful of friends, not huge organizations. Cat Republic can take some of the weight off your shoulders!
A simple walkthrough for turning your group into a state- and federally-recognized nonprofit organization.
Becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization opens the door to all sorts of grants and tax-deductible gifts. And it isn't as hard as you'd think!
A web- and phone-based system for logging cat sightings.
Being a public-facing TNR organization means dealing with a lot of "cat reports." Cat Reporter is a centralized system to track and share this information without sharing a thousand emails with well-meaning strangers.
Broaden your reach to non-English-speaking communities.
49% of New Yorkers don't speak English at home, and these neighborhoods are also often most in need of TNR outreach. Cross the language barrier with our multilingual materials.
Because we can't all run a trap-neuter-return operation!
You don't have to take your first steps alone.
Trapping your first cat can be intimidating! Nothing's better than riding along with an experienced trapper on one of their own projects - they get a little help, you get some first-hand experience.
Help us help the street cats of New York City!
Your kind donations will go to the rescue of our furry friends and to providing tools and services to like-minded organizations.
Cat Republic is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 82-2880856. All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.
Time to solve the deepest darkest mystery
Everyone I talk to about TNR or cat rescue seems to have a story about a bad experience with someone in the cat community. Whether it's getting yelled at or being ignored or whatever else, it usually turns them off from getting involved or adopting a cat. Which totally sucks!
It kind of makes sense that it could happen, though. Rescue folks can end up with a short fuse after seeing the tragic things that happen to cats, and we have a lot on our plates so we might not be able to respond to every single "oh I saw a cat somewhere once!" email that we get. We're stretched thin as it is!
So I was thinking hey, why don't I try to make it easier for the TNR and rescue groups to do their thing? I live in a tiny apartment and don't have a driver's license, so my TNR abilities are kind of limited... but what I can do is organize the heck out of the TNR world so everyone can just focus on what they're good at!
Cat Republic exists to remove barriers to TNR and cat rescue.
And, I don't know, whatever else we can think of.
If you have ideas reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org