TNVR Education

TNR Certification

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshop is a virtual course presented by Neighborhood Cats and hosted by The Community Cats Podcast. You will learn what TNR is, why it works, and how to get started. Expert instructors will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return and colony management. They will cover getting along with neighbors, preparations for trapping, trapping itself (including entire colonies at once), feeding, winter shelter, and more. Includes an interactive format, extensive handouts, and video footage of actual projects. Attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

To register:

How to Help Community Cats: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return

The Cat Protection Council of Westchester recommends the protocols in this resource as BEST PRACTICES for Trap-Neuter-Return. Access the guide here. 

Targeted Trapping: Organize Your Efforts and Help More Cats

“Targeted trapping” refers to the process of first trapping every cat in a colony or specific area for TNR before expanding to surrounding colonies. It is the most efficient and effective way to help the greatest number of cats in the shortest amount of time. This method is about “working smarter, not harder” because it produces measurable results and maximizes resources and staff/volunteer time. As a result, life immediately improves for every cat in the colony, and there will be no more kittens at that site. For more information, see Alley Cat Allies' article on targeted trapping.


TNR Handbook

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook, aka "The TNR Bible," is the definitive guide on all things TNR and colony caretaking, including trapping, feeding, winter shelter, neighbor relations, and veterinary care, as well as more specialized topics like trapping hard-to-catch cats, what to do with nursing mothers and kittens, and caring for cats in traps. Download your free copy.

Cat Friendly Solutions for Unowned Cats

iCatCare has created Cat Friendly Solutions for Unowned Cats to support those who work on the front lines in helping unowned cats with information and guidance all in one place. It has been carefully collated, gathering together iCatCare’s feline expertise and great things from other organisations working with unowned cats.

We all need to help each other and, in this difficult area, to be able to see things from the cat’s point of view and understand how the experience is affecting each cat. All cats are different and iCatCare hopes to help you to feel equipped to make decisions and achieve the best outcome for each cat’s welfare. Access the resources. 

Additional Resources

Alley Cat Allies:


Bideawee Feral Cat Initiative:

Community Cats Podcast:

Humane Society of the United States:

Neighborhood Cats: