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Featured Mini-Grantee | Companion Animal Trust

2023-01-23T10:56:35-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

Helping Jersey City Animals

Companion Animal Trust is an animal welfare organization that believes companion pets help people live healthier lives.

In the past year, Companion Animal Trust has been able to rescue and find homes for approximately 80-100 stray cats.

They also have conducted several feline “Trap-Neuter-Return” programs to reduce the Jersey City feral cat population. Working with the community, Companion Animal Trust have also counseled and advised residents about the care and management of outdoor feral cat colonies in Jersey City.


HealthierJC + Companion Animal Trust

For Companion Animal Trust, building a Culture of Health means taking action to improve outcomes for homeless cats, as well as improve resident interactions with feral cats in our communities. Transitioning feral cats to an adopted home requires intent, compassion, understanding and some “village” support.  For the Companion Animal Trust, the end goal is to help people successfully adopt homeless cats and kittens in all Jersey City neighborhoods.  

The Companion Animal Trust program closely aligns with the HealthierJC goal to expand access to health resources and address health disparities within the Jersey City animal population. In awarding the mini-grant, HealthierJC acknowledged the ongoing contribution of Companion Animal Trust in advancing a progressive urban Culture of Health within Jersey City.



During the height of the pandemic, Companion Animal Trust used the HealthierJC  mini-grant to help vulnerable City residents feed their pet cats and neighborhood cat colonies.  Specifically, the funds contributed to the purchase of 343 cases (8,232 individual cans = $2502) of canned food for the “Cat Food Pantry“.  As a result, Companion Animal Trust was able to feed a combined total of 141 cats, and assist 20 Jersey City residents care for their feline family members.

In addition, Companion Animal Trust was able to help get cats spayed/neutered, place three kittens in adoptive homes, and alleviate the financial pressure off many cat-owners during the pandemic.  As a result, a vulnerable Jersey City cat population received support to survive and improve health outcomes during the Covid 19 crisis.



Moving forward…

Companion Animal Trust continues to help adopt hundreds of cats and kittens every year. They are also in constant contact with the pet-owners whom may need financial assistance to pay for pet food and veterinary care.

It is important for Companion Animal Trust to help the Jersey City cats and dog community find homes and be healthy. Each time an animal adoption happens, the happier and healthier our city gets!

For more information about Companion Animal Trust, please visit the organization’s website at or call their local number at (201) 993-5895