Tuesday, October 16th is National Feral Cat Day! Originally launched by Alley Cat Allies in 2001, National Feral Cat Day was created to improve awareness and welfare of feral and stray cats. Millions of feral cats live in our communities nationwide while only approximately 2% are sterilized. If you’re feeding feral or stray cats in your area, please spay or neuter them to prevent the birth of more homeless animals. To find assistance in your community, search our fantastic
Feral Cat Map!
Are you interested in starting a TNR program at your shelter? Need to brush up on your feral cat know-how? Head over to our Feral Cat Resources section on animalsheltering.org to read about successful TNR programs and check out sample forms for feral cat groups and shelters.
In 2005, about 700 organizations in the US and Canada were known to the HSUS to support TNR effectively and humanely reduce the number of feral cats. Today, we've counted more than 1,600! Together we can help feral and stray cats and make communities safer and healthier for animals and people.
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Manage a Feral Cat Colony
Humane Society University’s course Trap-Neuter-Return: How to Manage a Feral Cat Colony, will teach you how to help the cat overpopulation crisis by using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) approach. With TNR, the cats’ reproductive capacity is eliminated, leading to a gradual decline in their numbers and a substantial reduction in nuisance behavior. This self-paced online course is available for a limited time at just $10. Do Your Homework»
Humane Animal Housing
Humane societies, shelters and veterinary offices alike utilize CRIJO's products to enhance animal health and adoptions. All CRIJO products, from their New Generation line to the Kitty Cribs, are designed and developed to ensure an enriched environment for the cats with optimal space, materials and health issues in mind. Crijo Pet Products»
Join Us For the Outdoor Cat Conference
Shelters and rescues all over the country are filled to the brim with cats and kittens. Where are they all coming from? What is the best way to spend money on programs that will have a significant impact on cat populations? If you struggle with these questions, the Outdoor Cat Conference is for you! Learn from leading minds in the field and learn new ways to help cats and communities. Join Us»
Check out the "Talking TNR" article from Animal Sheltering magazine's July/August 2012 issue. In it you'll learn how TNR advocates can help make their case by knowing the laws, understanding animal control's role, and accentuating the benefits of the program. Working Together, Saving Cats»
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