The Nobody’s Cats Foundation promotes the adoption of Trap Neuter Return (TNR) as the preferred strategy for humanely stabilizing and reducing free-roaming domestic feline populations in south-central PA. This approach prevents suffering among the cats, protects public health, reduces stress on wildlife, and enables communities to redirect desperately needed resources elsewhere.
TNR is virtually universally acknowledged as the primary tool for reducing the overpopulation of domestic felines. Momentum to implement TNR in our community has grown dramatically in the past few years and we want to build on that momentum by providing access to the knowledge and resources necessary to implement TNR.
Our various strategies include mentoring and training in the strategy and its tactics, a food and coupon bank, distribution of all-weather shelters, loan of equipment including humane traps and deterrents, and a dedicated, high-volume spay/neuter surgery clinic. Through these efforts, we hope to help the regional community humanely and sustainably manage and reduce its population of free-roaming cats.
Christine founded the PAWS Trap Neuter Return Program in 2004 and served as the program’s manager through 2011. She has significant experience in all aspects of the strategy. She served for six years as a weekly cat shelter caregiver for the Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation. Past president of PAWS and former member of the PAWS Board of Directors, Ms. Arnold has also served on the boards of and as a volunteer for the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance, Rehabitat, and Wind Ridge Farm Equine Sanctuary. She has been highly active in non-profit fund-raising for more than a decade. A native of south central Pennsylvania, she is a former corporate communicator and free-lance writer with professional experience in all aspects of business and marketing communication. She lives in rural northern York County and is an avid birder and gardner.
Karen is secretary and director of the foundation. Editor of the foundation newsletter, Karen has supported various non-profit animal-welfare organizations for the past 20 years. Her experience includes 10 years as a volunteer for Rehabitat, a wildlife rehabilitator, serving in various roles including president, secretary, membership coordinator, newsletter editor, and fundraiser. She also has volunteered for The Best Little Cathouse in Pennsylvania and has assisted her husband Barry with many events in his role as fundraising chairperson for the Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation. Retired as a 35-year employee for Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, she is a lifelong resident of central Pennsylvania. Ms. Stone lives in northern York County with her husband Barry and their canine and feline family members. They have one son and spend as much time as possible with their grandchildren Cade and Elin.
Jeanine learned of the spay/neuter strategy as a child in the late 60s with the neutering of her family's new kitten and, as an adult, became an advocate for spay/neuter for the barn cats at her equine stable. Learning more about the foundation's TNR offerings through her advocacy, Jeanine began actively volunteering in fundraising and special events, before adding board membership and management of our shelter distribution program to her service. Formerly active with other local non-profit organizations, including the Hearing Loss Association of the Capital Region, Jeanine is a business consultant with undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science. She, her husband, and adult daughter enjoy the companionship of the family’s three horses, two indoor pet cats, and numerous barn cats. Jeanine enjoys travel and her future plans include part-time retirement near the Caribbean Sea along the Mayan Riviera.