Partnership for Animals Needing Transition is a 501(c)(3) grass roots, all-volunteer organization that was formed in 2001. They are committed to resolving the stray and feral cat overpopulation crisis in Dutchess County through education, trap/neuter/return (TNR) practices, and adoption programs.

Dutchess County, New York, like many areas of the U.S., has a cat overpopulation crisis. Thousands of stray and feral cats are found in every community, rural and urban. Each female can produce up to three litters a year with each litter containing an average of four kittens, resulting in explosive growth of the cat population. Partnership for Animals Needing Transition is committed to helping to resolve this issue through education, prevention and adoption programs. They use the humane and proven method of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and form alliances with veterinarians, the general public, local governments and volunteer groups.