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  • Training

    Trap/Neuter/Return: How to Manage a Community Cat Colony

    The Humane Society of the United States

    You can transform your knowledge of TNR from zero to hero at your own pace and in your own home! Brought to you by experts from Neighborhood Cats and The HSUS, this course is geared towards caregivers and folks new to the world of humane cat management.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level, Grassroots Mobilization: Getting the Community Involved

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Turning feeders into caretakers and mobilizing residents to become trappers can greatly expand the reach of a community TNR program. What you need to grow the grassroots, including training workshops, trap banks, discounted spay/neuter and more will be covered.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Trap-Neuter-Return: What is it & Why do it?

    Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Division of Public Health

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn about the free-roaming cat problem and why TNR is the most effective solution. The session will cover how TNR helps shelters, public health, wildlife and the cats themselves. Why alternatives to TNR have failed and examples of successful programs will also be discussed.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, The Community Cats Project: A New Model for Animal Sheltering

    Best Friends Animal Society & PetSmart Charities

    This recorded webinar will introduce participants to the theory and structure behind a new animal sheltering model for community cats being piloted in select communities by PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society. Current data showing the programs’ very positive impacts will be shared with participants.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Targeted TNR – Making the Most of Your Resources

    PetSmart Charities

    Participants in this recorded webinar will acquire an in-depth understanding of why and how to: perform targeted TNR, an essential strategy for long-term success on a community level; identify hot spots in the community where cats are coming from; estimate community cat populations; build effective collaborations; and measure their program’s impact.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Hot Topics - Saving Orphaned Kittens: Basic Planning for a Kitten Nursery

    Feline Outreach, Rescue & Education

    Orphaned kittens who are too young to eat on their own are one of the groups at highest risk of euthanasia. Caring for these tiny lives successfully requires separate specialized space, as well as a team of trained volunteers and fosters and the ability to respond quickly to their needs. Time and resources are often lacking to provide this level of intensive care.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Have a Plan! An Overview of the TNR Process

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn the steps involved in successfully TNR-ing a colony of cats.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Creating Winning Nonprofit and Municipal Partnerships

    IndyFeral

    This recorded webinar will help participants understand why establishing collaborations and partnerships between nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies is essential for a successful community-wide TNR program. This session will show participants how to identify the components of successful collaborations and partnerships and replicate that success in their communities.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community TNR - An Overview

    PetSmart Charities

    This recorded webinar is ideal for practitioners who want to go beyond the colony level to create a community-wide TNR program to help even more cats.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level: Connecting with Cats & Caretakers

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Do you want to help the free-roaming cat population in an underserved part of town? Once all the resources like trappers, spay/neuter provider and equipment are in place, you still have to find the cats and connect with their caretakers.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Colony Level: Mass Trapping

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Trapping and fixing all the cats in a colony at the same time is the fastest and most effective way to do TNR. Learn how to mass trap successfully from preparation and holding space to equipment and trapping techniques. This webinar is taught by one of the original members of Neighborhood Cats, innovator of the mass trapping approach.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Colony Level: Colony Care - Food & Shelter

    Neighborhood Cats

    After the cats in a colony have been spayed and neutered, their ongoing care becomes a caretaker’s main concern, especially providing food and adequate shelter. How this is done can be critical to the colony’s well-being and relations with neighbors. Presenters will share over 20 years combined experience caring for feral cats.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level - When You’re an Outlaw: Persuading Municipal Officials to Implement TNR

    Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Division of Public Health

    Gaining the support of local government may be an essential first step in making TNR the norm for how free-roaming cats are managed in your community. Learn how to structure a presentation, what arguments to make and which to avoid, plus common questions to anticipate. With the practical advice offered, you’ll be ready to make a convincing case for TNR!

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