Just Released! Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook, 2nd Edition

Download the most comprehensive feral cat guide

November 28, 2013

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: The Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker was originally released in 2004 to help caretakers best manage their colonies. TNR has come a long way since then and now we are happy to announce the arrival of our newest edition! The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook has been revised and updated to include advances in the field of Trap-Neuter-Return plus a wealth of "Trapper Tips," an all-new resources section, photos contributed by NYC caretakers and more. Bigger and better than ever, it's the most comprehensive guide available to help feral cat caretakers with every aspect of colony management. 

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook starts with the basics (Chapter One: What is a Feral Cat?) and proceeds with a detailed view of the TNR method and the policies supporting it. There are chapters about the practical how-to's of providing food, water and shelter and extensive information about trapping, including advanced techniques for hard-to-catch cats. There is a section on building good community relations - a key but often overlooked component of successful TNR programs -  plus much more valuable info throughout the guide.

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook is available at no charge. It comes in two formats, one for viewing on your computer, another for downloading and printing:

To read on your computer
click here (6 MB)
To download and print 
click here (11 MB)
You'll need Adobe Reader 10 or later to open the files properly - version 11 can be downloaded for free.

For information on copying or distributing, please see the title page of the handbook or contact us at 

Cover: Otis, photographed by Petr Salidar