How to Draft a Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance
NEWLY UPDATED! Now with a model TNR ordinance template!. Since 1990, Alley Cat Allies has been the only national organization practicing and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and the humane care of feral cats. As a result of this experience, we are regularly contacted by communities and legislative bodies across the country that are seeking our input on ordinances. They ask us both to review draft ordinances and to suggest appropriate language for inclusion in those drafts.
All About Spay and Neuter
One of the best ways for you to show you love cats is to spay and neuter the cats you care for. Spaying and neutering not only protects and improves the lives of individual cats, it helps the community, too. Watch this video to learn all about spay and neuter and help spread the word by sharing this with your friends.
Community Cat Shelter Options Gallery
Want to buy or build a cat house or outdoor shelter? Our tips and DIY projects will keep community cats comfortable in summer heat or winter cold. Learn more!
How to Live With Cats in Your Neighborhood
Have outdoor cats in your neighborhood and don’t know what to do? Learn how to keep cats out of your yard with cat repellents and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
Feral and Stray Cats—An Important Difference
What is a feral cat? What is a stray cat? Can you tell the difference? Discover the truth about behavior and socialization to understand community cats.
How Old Is That Kitten? Kitten Progression: At-a-Glance
“How old is my kitten?” Find out kitten age with our “kitten progression” chart. You’ll learn the stages of cat growth from newborn to 10 weeks.
5 Ways Microchips Save Lives Postcard
Case Study: Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Microchips Save Lives
Cats and the Law: Finding and Understanding Your Laws
If you are involved with feral cats, Trap-Neuter-Return, colony care, or advocating on behalf of cats, knowing your local laws about cats—as well as your state anti-cruelty laws—is valuable. There may be local laws that directly, or indirectly, effect Trap-Neuter-Return programs and other work you are doing. Additionally, anti-cruelty laws exist in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and apply to all cats—companion, abandoned, lost, and feral.