Feral Cat Health Analysis: Living Healthy Lives Outdoors
Feral cats—or cats not socialized to humans—are healthy and content in their outdoor homes. Research shows they do not suffer harsh lives or pose a health risk to other cats.
Biography – Julia Seeley, Senior Programs Associate
Biography – Brianna Lovell, Associate Director of Community Engagement & Events
Biography – Rebekah DeHaven, Senior Attorney and Director of Humane Law and Policy
Advocating for Cats – A Quick Guide
You don’t have to do Trap-Neuter-Return in order to help cats. You can make a difference in cats’ lives by working for change at the local level. Help build the movement to expand humane care for cats and end the killing by raising awareness and educating others about feral cats and about what’s going on in our nation’s animal shelters. Use our 5 Ways to Advocate for Cats in Your Community.
Key Scientific Studies on Trap-Neuter-Return
Scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return, also known as TNR, is the humane and effective approach for managing feral cats. Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time. These studies have been conducted in multiple countries, and they have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed scientific journals.