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The Board of Chosen Freeholders is considering funding for TNVR.

Exciting news for the cats of Essex County and the people who love them! The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is considering including funding for trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) in the county’s 2019 budget.

TNVR is a common-sense, cost-effective solution for controlling the free-roaming cat population by preventing additional births, rather than trying to house, feed and euthanize more cats. The process is simple: Cats are caught, evaluated by veterinarians, vaccinated, sterilized and returned back into their original habitat. The goal is to keep cats out of shelters, save taxpayer money and save the lives of thousands of cats every year.

Funding these proven programs, which have been successfully implemented throughout New Jersey and the country, will benefit Essex County in the long run, so take action today by contacting the Board of Chosen Freeholders to ask them to approve this funding.  

And don’t stop there! If you are available, please attend the public hearings on the 2019 budget and express your support for TNVR. The hearings will be held on January 28-29 at 4PM in Room 501 of the Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark.

Thank you for speaking up. Together, we will Save Them All.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As an Essex County resident, I urge you to include funding for trap-neuter-vaccinate return (TNVR) in the county's 2019 budget.

I ask that you please include TNVR in our county's 2019 budget. Thank you for your consideration.


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