How to save & take care of a kitten and feral cats - an advocacy tool kit

Veterinary Resource Center

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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Community Cat Health

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


Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return, also known as TNVR, 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. TNVR helps outdoor cats live healthier lives, without the stresses of mating and pregnancy.


You are an essential element in Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate- Return for community cats by performing the surgical portion of the program. You put the “NV” in TNVR.

Community Cat Veterinary Services Protocol

Find the latest protocols and procedures for community cats.

The Cat Population

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


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.

Cat Behavior

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