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There are an estimated 50 million feral and stray cats, also known as community cats, in the United States. Understanding this complex and emotional issue is essential to combating cat overpopulation.

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  • The Laws That Oughta Be

    Read tips for navigating the legal aspects of drafting a TNR ordinance and bringing outdated laws up-to-date.

  • X Marks the Hot Spot

    Learn how data-based approach can help shelters make the most of limited resources by targeting them where they’ll have the biggest impact. Geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technology can help objectively identify high-intake areas and plan effective interventions.

  • Cats and Community Coffers

    Commnity cats are thriving in Port Orange, Florida, thanks to a city-supported trap-neuter-return program.

  • Sharing Spaces

    A collaboration between cat and bird advocates in Oregon demos spaces that keep both species safe.

  • The Road to Happy Returns

    To safely trap and transport feral cats for their spay/neuter surgeries, you need more than good intentions. While the business of setting traps and transporting cats from colony to clinic and back isn't brain surgery, there's more to it than some novices think.

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Policies & Programs

  • Managing Community Cats

    Download the Managing Community Cats guide free — or purchase the book on Marketplace

  • Feral Cat Management

    From handbooks and guidelines to noteworthy studies and online courses, The Humane Society of the United States provides a wealth of resources for feral cat caretakers.


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