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A Brief History of TNR
TNR was first introduced during the 1950s in Britain, and then in Denmark during the 1970s. The practice was introduced in the U.S....
Cat Colony at Risk: Gaining Community Support for TNR
Best Friends Animal Society believes that the most effective and humane way to manage feral cat (aka community cat) colonies is the practice commonly known as trap-neuter-r...
Cat Neutering or Spaying for Strays
You may see feral and stray cats, also called community cats, roaming around your neighborhood, and you may be wondering how you can help them....
Colony Management and Caregiver Resources
Introduction In the past, trap-neuter-return (TNR) has been largely a caregiver-centered endeavor....
Community Cat Programs Handbook: Strays and Ferals
About this trap-neuter-return resource Through various partnerships, Best Friends operates more large-scale community cat programs (CCPs) than an...
Community Cats: Public Policy and Legal Issues
Despite the significant, tangible benefits of community cat programs, and the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method of managing unowned free-roaming cats, these programs are some...
Community Outreach and Engagement
Introduction Much of the success of a community cat program (CCP) can be attributed to the relationship between CCP staff and volunteers and the community the pro...
Data and Statistics
Introduction The effectiveness of a community cat program (CCP) depends on a number of factors, including stakeholder buy-in, program funding, clinic capacity and...
Ear-Tipping Cats: What It Is and Why It's Done
If you have community cats (also called feral or stray cats) in your neighborhood, you may have noticed that some or all of these outdoor cats have an ear that is squared o...
Engaging Key Stakeholders
By their very nature, CCPs are collaborative efforts....
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