Protect cats in your community
Humanely managing community cats is your best path to reducing the number of unowned cats in your shelters and in your community. Use the resources below to get ahead of any potential conflict with neighbors and policy-makers, increase the effectiveness of your trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts, collaborate with wildlife conservationists and more. Everything from targeted TNR to colony care to grassroots mobilization is covered to help you best address the needs of the community cats in your neighborhood and beyond.
- Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Municipal Leaders—available for purchase and as a free PDF
- Where to Find Help for Community Cats listing—add your group to this comprehensive resource
- Supporting Community Cat webinar series—includes more than 20 archived webinars to take you from a community cat novice to expert!
- Trap-Neuter-Return: How to Manage a Community Cat Colony online course—brought to you by experts from Neighborhood Cats and The HSUS
Find these resources and more at animalsheltering.org/protectcommunitycats
Help keep cats in homes
Pet owners don’t always know how to meet all of their cats’ emotional and physical needs. By understanding cat behavior, effectively communicating that information to struggling owners and building your behavioral training capacity, you can avoid unnecessary surrenders. Discover proven techniques for keeping cats in their homes and for translating this knowledge into community-wide programs that will help keep more cats safe and happy. Use the resources below to keep as many cats as possible happily in their homes.
- Guide to Cat Behavior Counseling—available for purchase and as a free PDF
- Cat Behavior and Retention course—a self-paced, online course for budding behavior counselors
- Keeping Cats in Homes webinar series—six archived webinars walk you through strategies to address cat behavior problems on both individual and community-wide levels
- The Cat Answer Tool—this interactive, online resource helps cat owners resolve many cat behavior issues by explaining why their cat might be acting out and offering tools to manage the behavior
Find these resources and more at animalsheltering.org/catbehavior