Kearny, NJ - On July 14, 2015, at the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council, Leonard Twist who serves as Administrator of the Town's Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) Committee and fellow TNR Committee members presented a plaque to Mayor Alberto G. Santos and the Town Council in appreciation of the Town’s support of the TNR program in Kearny. The Mayor and Council adopted Ordinance 2014-44, Adopting a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Program, regulating outdoor cat colonies on November 12, 2014. The program, run by a six-member committee and overseen by Leonard Twist and a group of 27 caregivers, currently maintains 40 cat colonies all over town. Most recently, the Mayor and Town Council authorized the committee to install cat shelters and feeding stations on a section of Town-owned land in South Kearny allowing for better control and maintenance of a cat colony at that location.
(Photos by Barbara Goldberg)