How You Can Help Community Cats: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter Return
This simple and informative guide walks through the steps of Trap-Neuter-Return. It follows a TNR effort from planning to completion so you can learn the ins and outs of the process. Ideal for new and seasoned trappers alike, this step-by-step handbook is a great reference to keep in your back pocket.
Community Cat Protocol: Eartipping
Eartipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed or neutered and vaccinated feral cat. It is the removal of the distal one-quarter of a cat's left ear, which is approximately 3/8 inch, or 1 cm, in an adult and proportionally smaller in a kitten.
The Power of a Microchip: Reuniting Cats and their Families
A scan of a microchip reunited these cats with their familiesand this is just scratching the surface of all the success stories!
Cat Sanctuaries: Not an Easy Fix
Cat sanctuaries are not a sound viable option for feral (also called community) cats or owned cats. The reality can be quite different.
Conflict Resolution: How to Organize Quickly to Protect Community Cats
Not everybody understands the benefits of community cats and Trap-Neuter-Return. That means community cat colonies can sometimes face the risk of being removed from an area.
If there is ever a disagreement over community cats, it's important that you're ready to protect them. Our Conflict Resolution Fact Sheet is here to help. This guide is full of information to help you assess the situation, create a plan of action, and successfully advocate on behalf of community cats.
The Cat Socialization Continuum: A Guide to Interactions Between Cats and Humans
Alley Cat Allies' "The Cat Socialization Continuum: A Guide to Interactions Between Cats and Humans" will help you understand the many degrees of socialization cats can exhibit and how to apply that knowledge to best care for, help, and protect them.
Just the Facts: TNR and Vaccinations
Helping Cats in Your Community Workshop
Feeding Station Options
Feral Cat Health Analysis: Living Healthy Lives Outdoors
Feral catsor cats not socialized to humansare healthy and content in their outdoor homes. Research shows they do not suffer harsh lives or pose a health risk to other cats.
Trapping Cats: How to Trap an Entire Colony
When you're getting ready to conduct Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), one of the best things you can do for the cats you care for (and for you!) is to try to trap an entire colony at once.