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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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  • Success on a Rio Grande Scale

    Reducing cat overpopulation and euthanasia with "return-to-field" approach in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • The Challenge of a Rural TNR Project

    Laura Jordan had her work cut out for her in convincing a Connecticut community to participate in her effort to spay and neuter feral cats, having to overcome suspicion of her motives, education property owners, and show that her methods made sense.

  • Worth Every Scent

    Program places cats who may be unsocialized or have litter box problems as working cats in local barns to deter rats.

  • A Giant Heart in the Meadowlands

    Firefighter cares for felines at New Jersey sports complex.

  • Beyond the Dumpster

    Touched by the sight of two young feral cats playing near a dumpster, an Ohio man becomes a TNR advocate.

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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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