Guide/How-to| Shelter Transformation

IMPORTANT: Even in the best case scenarios relocation can be very dangerous for cats and ineffective. Relocation is stressful for cats and since community cats are not socialized to people they can be unpredictable. Community cats bond to their outdoor homes and will try to go back—in some cases cats have died in the process, when people misguidedly believe that their life will be better someplace else.

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"What about Complaints?" Managing Communications When Your Shelter Adopts a SNR or TNR Policy

This guide provides real-life advice and information from animal services directors who have implemented Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR) or Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. It will help you address questions about your program or help you make decisions about launching a new program.

About the Shelter Series

This guide is part of the Shelter Series, which was created to empower shelters to take charge and make humane, lifesaving change. The Shelter Series is four toolkits that provide detailed guides on creating programs to manage concerns about cats and Trap-Neuter-Return, provide foster care, and effectively communicate with the public. We thank Humane Network for working with us to write these invaluable guides.