Our comprehensive directory of spay/neuter information and resources, including proven outreach materials and strategies, start up information, and more, can help you spread this critical message and save more lives.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
More communities are considering implementing trap-neuter-return programs, but local governments don’t always embrace them right away. TNR advocates can make their case by knowing the laws, understanding animal control’s role, and accentuating the benefits.
Read about the unique and myriad challenges the Santa Clara County animal shelter in California faces every day. Then take heart and find inspiration in how the shelter has found a way to thrive with the help of innovative programs and local volunteers and rescue groups.
Inspired in 2004 by a dumpster-diving kitty, Kandi Habeb founded West Virginia’s first full-service trap-neuter-return program and has since helped well over 2,000 cats.
Find out how a Florida shelter strives to help as many animals as it can through its emergency relief, spay/neuter, and feral cat programs.
The Michelson Prize and Grants program put up millions of dollars to inspire researchers to devise a nonsurgical alternative to conventional surgery. How do things look so far?
Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!
Want to learn more about starting a TNR at your shelter, or just need to brush up on your feral cat know-how? Check out our collection of PowerPoint presentations!
Check out these inspiring adoption promos from Nevada Humane, including a few for barn cat placement!
Look no further to find all the forms you need for setting up and maintaining a feral cat colony.
Policies & Programs
Download the second edition of the Pets for Life Community Outreach Toolkit —or purchase the book on Marketplace
Getting to know the people who use the PFL Community Outreach Toolkit
Download the Managing Community Cats guide free — or purchase the book on Marketplace
Access the data behind the Pets for Life movement from information collected since 2012
The Humane Society of the United States provides these spay/neuter campaign materials to animal care organizations free of charge.
- Abuse & Neglect
- Animal Care & Handling
- Animal Fighting
- Animal Stress & Stress Reduction
- Chaining & Tethering
- Colony Housing
- Community Outreach
- Computers, Software & Internet
- Cultural Diversity
- Disaster Preparedness & Response
- Disease Control
- Disinfection & Cleaning
- Dog Parks
- Evaluation, Program & Organizational
- Feeding Protocols
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- First Strike
- Free-Roaming Cats
- Greyhound Racing
- Health, Animal
- Humane Education
- Internet Adoption Programs
- Isolation & Separation
- Kennel Cough
- Law Enforcement
- Laws, Legal Matters, & Regulations
- Limited Admission
- Lost & Found
- Military Pets
- Outdoor Cats
- Pediatric Sterilization
- Pet Stores
- Policies & Procedures
- Public & Media Relations
- Public Service Announcements
- Puppy Mills
- Quality of Life
- Renting with Pets
- Safety, Animal
- Security, Shelter Facilities
- Senior Pet Owners
- Shelter Design
- Social Marketing
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Studies, Surveys, Reports, & Research
- Surveying Your Community
- Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
- Vaccinations, Animals
- Veterinary Resources
- West Nile Virus