16 tips that will make hot weather TNR safer for cats

August 29, 2017

If you live in area where temperatures run on the hot side – and it does seem thermometer readings are on the rise everywhere lately – you’ll want to be particularly careful not to cause dangerous over-heating in cats who are already stressed from being trapped. Here are 16 hot weather trapping tips compiled by […]

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American Bar Association votes paws-up for TNR

August 22, 2017

In a decision that will have wide and positive implications for cats, the American Bar Assocation’s House of Delegates voted last week to support programs that sterilize and return unowned cats to the community. The resolution supports both government policies and legislation establishing and allowing trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNR or TNVR) and return-to-field (RTF) programs. In an […]

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Community cats and FIV/FeLV: To test or not to test?

August 15, 2017

Should animal shelters operating Return to Field and TNR programs test cats in those programs for FIV and FeLV?  The American Association of Feline Practitioners says no, and so does Tanya Hilgendorf, executive director of the Humane Society of the Huron Valley in Michigan. Here’s why. Recently a volunteer TNR trapper told me she has […]

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Doing TNR in hot weather? Try this tip!

August 10, 2017

The summer months can make trapping cats for a TNR program tough. Bryan Kortis, national programs director for Neighborhood Cats, has a tip to make it easier: One thing I would emphasize is trapping after dark, when it usually cools down at least a bit. To facilitate this, caretakers need to get the cats on […]

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ICYMI: Save more lives, save money, with the tips in this free webinar

August 3, 2017

In a recent free webinar, Maria Benham and Aimee Heinrich of the Dubuque Regional Humane Society shared how their shelter decreased cat euthanasia by 82 percent and increased the cat adoption rate by 40 percent — in just one year. Not only that, but by shortening length of stay, cat care costs were cut by […]

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