There’s a new community cat resource in town!

September 26, 2016

Ever wish someone had written the book on community cat programs, TNR, and feral cat management? Best Friends just did, and the’ve made the whole 28-chapter book available for free download!

The book includes:


  • Why Community Cat Programs?
  • A Brief History of TNR
  • Model Programs
  • The Importance of Leadership
  • Engaging Key Stakeholders


  • Staffing Considerations
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Key Legal Issues to Consider
  • Financial Considerations
  • Facility Requirements
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Colony Management and Caregiver Resources
  • Program Sustainability


  • Working Toward Positive Outcomes
  • Working with Enforcement and Dispatch Staff
  • Working with Shelter Staff and Volunteers
  • Working with Veterinarians and Veterinary Clinics
  • Working with Local TNR and Rescue Groups
  • Trapping Protocols
  • Intake of Cats and Kittens
  • Housing Cats and Kittens
  • Post-surgery Recovery
  • Returning Cats
  • Staff and Volunteer Safety Protocols
  • Data and Statistics
  • How to Address Various Complaints
  • Kitten Nurseries

Download the Best Friends Community Cat Programs Handbook free!

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