How You Can Help Community Cats: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter Return

Cat in a trap

… the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA), as well as hundreds of TNR groups nationwide, and the countless individuals who carry out grassroots TNR programs.
What Is Trap-Neuter-Return?
Trap-Neuter-Return is the only humane and effective approach …

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Getting Started with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

… stabilizes cat populations, provides vaccines, and improves cats’ lives. It also stops the behaviors and stresses associated with mating such as yowling, spraying, and fighting.
What Is Trap-Neuter-Return?
Trap-Neuter-Return is the only humane and effective approach to community cat populations. Here are the basic steps to this lifesaving process:

Trap: Humanely …

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How to Implement an Organizational Trap-Neuter-Return Program

… outlined and explained below. Though none are required, consider each one and how it applies to your organization and locale before moving forward.
Benefits of an Organizational Trap-Neuter-Return Program
Through Trap-Neuter-Return, cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Stray cats (cats socialized to humans) and kittens are adopted into …

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Trap-Neuter-Return Research Compendium

… population management, including TNVR and a focus on spay and neuter, are effective in reducing both shelter intake and in-shelter killing of cats.
Topics: Community Cats, TNR
Bay Area Colony of 175 Reduced to One Through Trap-Neuter-Return
Daniel D. Spehar and Peter J. Wolf. “The Impact of Targeted Trap-Neuter-Return Efforts …

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Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

TNR Cat Rescue being released

… and for communities: TNR works.

Why Trap-Neuter-Return: The Case for TNR
Trap-Neuter-Return Effectively Stabilizes and Reduces Feral Cat Populations
Key Scientific Studies on Trap-Neuter-Return

What is Trap-Neuter-Return? A Catch, Spay, and Release Program for Cats
In a Trap-Neuter-Return program, community cats are humanely trapped (with …

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Helping Community Cats Workshop Script

… other community cat caregivers

Goals and Overview
The goals of this workshop are to:

Learn about community cats, their history, and their behavior
Learn the steps of Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR
Learn the basics of caring for a community cat colony
Learn how to build good relationships with neighbors and help people and cats …

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How to Start a Trap Depot

A trap depot is a centralized resource that owns multiple humane traps and lends them out exclusively for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) of community cats. Trap depots can be nonprofit organizations, spay/neuter clinics, Trap-Neuter-Return veterans—anyone can start a trap depot! These valuable community resources allow both beginners and experienced trappers to …

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Transforming Shelters to Save More Cats: A Blueprint for Change

… FCPP) works and outline other easy-to-implement changes that help you increase your live release rates. For example, many shelters are shifting their focus to organized Trap-Neuter-Return programs for community cats, innovative adoption programs, public education, support for pet owners, resources for compassionate community members who want to help animals, and other …

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TNR Scenarios: Hard to Trap Cats

When you’re conducting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), some cats may be particularly hard to trap. They might be too suspicious of entering the trap, or maybe they keep getting the bait without triggering the trap door. Don’t worry–you’ll get them! Try these 18 tips:
1. Get them comfortable with the trap …

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