Mt. Olive TNR Project needs fosterers, has cats available for fostering and adoption

The Mt. Olive TNR Project is a local cat rescue and trap-neuter-return organization that has helped over 1,500 cats since its start in 2009. The organization is all-volunteer and has no facility. When it rescues tame cats and kittens, they are fostered in residents’ homes until adopted or transferred to a partner rescue with a facility.

MOTNR has lost many of its fosterers over the past few years. Some moved away; some adopted their foster cats; some stopped wanting to show cats to potential adopters from their home during the pandemic. Mt. Olive TNR also has many fewer cats to foster than it used to, due to successfully and humanely reducing the feral and stray population through spay/neuter, and this means that they do not need fosterers all the time. Some fosterers who wanted to foster year-round started working with other organizations who need more help. But this means that when MOTNR does suddenly need a foster home in order to rescue a cat or kitten, it has to scramble to find someone.

If you have space and time to foster a cat periodically, and don’t mind that it may just be for a few weeks or months out of the year, MOTNR can really use your help. The organization provides all food and supplies, vet care, and transportation. All you need to supply is time, care, and love. You can decide how long you want to foster for. Some cats need only short term fostering while others need some socializing or longer term care.

If you can help, please contact Mt. Olive TNR at or (973) 804-6273.

Adoption blurb: Bullwinkle (also attaching a flyer that can be used instead)

Do you want a kitten who never grows up? Adopt Bullwinkle!

Bullwinkle is trying to make up for lost time. This 6 year old gentle giant was roaming Eagle Rock apartments and climbing into a tenant’s window to try to sleep on her bed. When the Mt. Olive TNR Project trapped him, he was scared and ragged, but now he’s sleek and shiny and intent on getting all the cuddling and playing he missed! He needs an adult home experienced with cats, because he’s easily scared by quick movements and loud noises and he can get overstimulated by the attention he craves. He’s likes other cats, and he’s neutered and vaccinated, microchipped, and negative for FIV and FeLV. If you’d like to meet Bullwinkle in his foster home, please fill out the online adoption application at or contact Mt. Olive TNR at or (973) 804-6273.

Foster blurb:

Foster Pickles!

Pickles is a very tiny two year old female who came out of an apartment where she did not get much attention. She’s extremely gentle and can be easily pet, but she’s terrified. She needs a foster home where someone will sit with her quietly at least a few times per day and talk to her, pet her, and offer her treats. She’s too scared to be around kids right now, even though she’s gentle, because sudden or loud movements terrify her. Do you have time and space to foster Pickles for a few weeks? She’s spayed, vaccinated, and negative for FIV/FeLV. The Mt. Olive TNR Project will provide all food and supplies, a cage if needed (or she can be in a bathroom or small room without furniture to hide under), transportation, vet care, and guidance. All you need to provide is patience, care, and quiet, consistent company. Contact or (973) 804-6273.


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