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Advancing the TNR Movement

Trap-Neuter-Return is still controversial and misunderstood by many, including government officials, ordinary citizens and even some animal welfare practitioners. Making it known quickly and clearly why TNR is the most humane and effective approach to managing free-roaming cat populations is critical for success. The resources here will help you become a better advocate.

- Blogs

Vox Felina by Peter J. Wolf.

- Flyers

TNR Infographic (English)
TNR Infographic (Spanish)
Stop poisoning poster (New York)
Stop poisoning poster (Hawaii)

- Guides/Presentations

Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Municipal Leaders by The Humane Society of the United States (2014) - Endorsed by the International City/County Management Association, this guide is useful for persuading municipal officials that TNR is the best approach for managing community cats. Also available for purchase in print.

Persuading Municipal Officials to Go With TNR  -  pdf of a powerpoint presentation by Bryan Kortis, Neighborhood Cats.

"What is TNR?" (Chapter 2, Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook) - An in-depth discussion of the policy issues surrounding TNR, including an analysis of failed alternative methods.

- Position Statements

People, including leaders, often look to widely recognized animal welfare organizations and other respected agencies for guidance on issues unfamiliar to them. You can help your cause by presenting the policy statements listed below and showing TNR has strong mainstream support.

Animal Welfare Organizations

Public Health Agencies


- Toolkits

TNR Action Kit by Best Friends Animal Society

- Videos

Trap-Neuter-Return: Fixing Feral Cat Overpopulation by Neighborhood Cats for The Humane Society of the United States (2007) - This 16 minute video was designed to quickly educate policymakers about the issues surrounding feral cat overpopulation and explain why TNR is the most effective and practical solution.

2012 San Antonio Community Cat Program by Best Friends Animal Society - a 5 minute video describing the large-scale community TNR program implemented in San Antonio, TX.