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Helping Community Cats Workshop Outline

Guide/How-to| Community Change, Trap-Neuter-Return

This outlines Alley Cat Allies’ Helping Cats in Your Community Workshop.

Total run-time: 90 minutes

  • Introduction (5 minutes)
    • Greet and introduce yourself
    • Get to know the audience
    • Review goals and overview of the workshop
  • Community Cats (20 minutes)
    • Show the video: All About: Community Cats (1 minute and 7 seconds)
      This video provides an overview of community cats, their behavior, and the programs and people working every day on their behalf.
    • Cat History
    • Cat Behavior
    • Stray or Feral?
    • The Community Cat Population
    • Addressing Community Cat Populations
    • What Doesn’t Work?
    • The Vacuum Effect
  • What is Trap-Neuter-Return? (5 minutes)
    • Trap-Neuter-Return Works!
  • Step-by-Step Trap-Neuter-Return (20 minutes)
    • Show the video: Step-by-Step Guide: Trap-Neuter-Return (3 minutes and 20 seconds)
      This video step-by-step how to conduct Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
    • Planning
    • Trapping
    • After Trapping/Post-Surgery
  • Community Cat Colony Care (10 minutes)
    • Best Practices
  • Community Relations (20 minutes)
    • Being Proactive
    • Resolving Conflict
  • Local Resources (5 minutes)
  • Question and Answer (5 minutes)

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