Online Courses

  • Trap-Neuter-Return:  How to Manage a Feral Cat Colony
(from Humane Society University)
For more info and to enroll, click here.

Authored by Bryan Kortis of Neighborhood Cats.  This eight lesson, self-paced course covers all aspects of feral cat colony management in detail.  Learn how to win your community over to TNR, trap entire colonies at once, get those "hard-to-catch" cats, safely care for ferals confined in traps, prepare for spay/neuter surgery, provide good nutrition and adequate winter shelter and much more.  By course's end, you'll be fully prepared to fix and care for your neighborhood cats! 

  • Persuading Municipal Officials to Go with TNR
To view the webinar, click here (Note: in the lefthand menu, click on "Recorded Sessions," then enter the title of the course on the following page)
To download the Powerpoint slides,
click here (ppt, 2.6 MB)

Presented by PetSmart Charities and instructed by Bryan Kortis.  This webinar focuses on practical techniques for persuading municipal officials to implement TNR programs.  Topics include evaluating local laws, gathering necessary data, identifying effective arguments and avoiding ineffective ones, countering calls for feeding bans or trap and remove efforts, and responding to common questions about liability, public health and wildlife concerns.

  • Trap-Neuter-Return: Community and Colony Solutions for Feral Cats
To view the webinar, click here
To download the Powerpoint slides,
click here (ppt, 1.5 MB)

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is fast becoming the preferred approach for controlling and reducing feral cat populations. This webinar focuses on ways to make the implementation of TNR more effective through advocacy, colony management and setting up community-wide programs.  Topics include why TNR works when other methods fail,  "mass trapping" (the TNR of an entire colony at once), and elements critical for a successful large-scale TNR program.