Guide/How-to| Veterinarian Awareness

Community cats require a special veterinary approach that takes into account their unique needs, and the fact that they are not socialized to humans. This resource center is your source for in-depth information about community cats, their care, and their needs.

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Cat Health

Community cats are just as healthy as pet cats, and do not pose a public health risk.

Cat Behavior

A cat’s behavior and level of socialization can help guide your treatment.

Community Cat Veterinary Protocol

Find the latest protocols and procedures for community cats.

The Cat Population

The latest research on cat populations and their spay/neuter status.

Trap-Neuter-Return

Trap-Neuter-Return, also known as TNR, is a program in which cats are humanely trapped, brought to a veterinarian to be evaluated, neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped, then returned to their outdoor homes. TNR helps outdoor cats live healthier lives, without the stresses of mating and pregnancy.

Kittens

Kittens found outdoors can be socialized, fostered, and adopted. If they’re old enough, they can instead be included in a Trap-Neuter-Return effort.