Can your animal organization find help outside animal welfare?

October 24, 2017

It can sometimes seem that all animal welfare organizations are returning to the same sources for funding, program support, and even recognition, over and over. But what would happen if instead they looked to community organizations not usually involved in animal welfare causes? A Kentucky community cat project spanning eight counties did just that, and […]

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ICYMI: An Alabama animal control officer’s perspective on return-to-field for cats

September 19, 2017

Do you have questions about animal shelter programs that spay/neuter healthy adult cats, vaccinate them, and return them to the neighborhood they came from instead of taking them into the shelter? In this popular Million Cat Challenge webinar, Huntsville, Ala., animal control officer Tim Reeder gave a “boots on the ground” overview of RTF programs, […]

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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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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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Webinar: Return-to-field from an animal control officer’s perspective

July 13, 2017

In Return-to-Field programs, healthy neighborhood cats are sterilized, vaccinated, and returned to the location of origin as an alternative to euthanasia. RTF has been a powerful force for feline lifesaving in communities all across the country. Shelters have seen dramatic decreases in feline intake and equally dramatic increases in live release rates. What does implementing […]

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