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Thank You for Registering as a Certified TNR Caretaker in NYC!

Thank you for completing the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Online Course designed by Alley Cat Allies, the ASPCA, and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, and for registering as a Certified TNR Caretaker in New York City!

Service Eligibility

As a Certified TNR Caretaker, you now are eligible for free spay/neuter, trap loans, transport of cats and traps, specialty training workshops, community outreach materials, cat food and straw giveawaysTNR Caretaker Update newsletter, networking opportunities, dedicated NYCFCI help desk, and other services and support within the five boroughs of New York City provided by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the ASPCA, and other area organizations.

If you plan to use spay/neuter services offered by the ASPCA, please register with the ASPCAs online Rescuer Services Scheduler (RSS).

Your Managed TNR Colonies

If you submitted existing or planned colony information during your registration, we will use your data to apply for grants to support services for our growing New York City TNR community.

If you have not yet submitted your colony locations or wish to update your records, please visit our Submit Your NYC-Area Managed TNR Colony Locations page when you are ready to do so.

Your colony locations will be kept strictly confidential.

Important Note: This collection of information is independent of any colony information you may submit to Neighborhood Cats’ Cat Stats NYC database. You should continue to update your Cat Stats NYC records.

E-mail Hotline

If you have questions, please use the dedicated e-mail address for Certified TNR Caretakers: certified@NYCFeralCat.org. To make sure your inquiries can continue to receive priority attention, please do not share this address with anyone who is not a Certified TNR Caretaker.


Watch your e-mail for the monthly TNR Caretaker Update newsletter, event and giveaway invitations, and other mailings from the NYC Feral Cat Initiative.


Your efforts are critical to the lives of NYC’s stray and feral cats. We thank you for offering your time and skills to reduce the number of kittens born on the streets, and to help some of our most vulnerable Little New Yorkers lead healthier, more comfortable lives!