CAT TRAPPING 101 - REQUIRED READING FOR THOSE USING OUR PROGRAM – Trapping cats for TNR is the best thing you can do to help feral & stray cats in your neighborhood. All you have to do is bait the trap, set it and wait. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Sometimes it is, but sometimes it takes more work!
THE VACUUM EFFECT - A MUST READ! What happens when you don’t RETURN your feral cats to their original stomping grounds. Great information to show apartment managers and other people who may just want to kill or dump the ferals elsewhere. Teach them about the vacuum effect! This is a great piece of literature that can be used to educate others!
EAR TIPPING - Why do we ear tip feral cats? Ear tipping is a surgical procedure that a cat undergoes when it is spayed or neutered. Read more to understand the reasoning behind this quick procedure that causes minimal discomfort to the cat.
HAND RAISING KITTENS - The best possible mother for any kitten is….their own natural mother! However, there are times when human intervention, to varying degrees, is necessary to save a kitten’s life. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to hand raise kittens.
NO MORE FREE KITTENS - Great flyer on why giving away “free kittens” is a bad idea. Keep these flyers in your car and have them ready to give to people who are giving away free kittens – education is the key!
TAMING FERAL KITTENS - If you find a feral kitten, you can, through love and a whole lot of patience, tame it. Here are the techniques to help you on your way.
SPAYING PREGNANT FEMALES - A lot of people don’t understand why we advocate the spaying of pregnant females, which subsequently aborts her kittens. To explain our stance on this, and many animal welfare organizations like ours, please read this informative article.
REHOMING BARN CATS - Relocating feral and outdoor cats is not as easy as physically placing them in their new outdoor home. Cats are very territorial, and if you simply place them in a new location, they will try to find their way back to where they came from, often times killing themselves in the process.
MORE TIPS, HINTS, LITERATURE AND SUCH ….
16-MINUTE VIDEO ON TNR
LOBBYING 101 FOR FERAL CAT ADVOCATES
CARETAKER’S GUIDE: An Overview of Caring for Feral Cats
“Can You Help This Cat?” brochure in English and Spanish (can be printed on both sides of paper)
http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/pets/helping-homeless-cats_english.pdf and http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/pets/helping-homeless-cats-spanish.pdf
“I am not a crazy cat lady” flyer or poster
SELF-PACED ONLINE TNR COURSE FOR CARETAKERS ($10)
taking a broader view of community cats
identifying feral cats versus terrified pet cats
keeping feral cats healthy
room at the inn