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Anyone who cares about community cats can get involved in helping them. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and cat colony care involve a range of tasks that call for a variety of skills and abilities. Some tasks are physical, like carrying cats in traps and transporting them to and from spay/neuter clinics. Others don’t require strength but call for consistency, like feeding a colony, or they call for “people skills,” like community outreach and mediating neighborhood disputes over cats. The NYCFCI offers free training, tools, and networking opportunities to help you help the cats.
If you care for a community cat colony, you probably find yourself answering questions and addressing concerns from the community. NYCFCI gives you the tools to educate and build support for TNR in your neighborhood.
Find out how to report animal cruelty, how community cats are protected under the law, and useful contacts and resources to help you work with local authorities to improve the lives of community cats.
During Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), friendly stray cats and feral-born kittens young enough to be socialized are removed from colonies for adoption placement in indoor, forever homes.
Your tax-deductible gift will help the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, a program of Bideawee, provide services and support for volunteers who are humanely reducing the population of stray and feral community cats in New York City through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).