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TNR Certification Workshop & Online Course

Become a Certified TNR Caretaker!

Attending a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) certification workshop is the first step you should take to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help the feral and stray community cats in your area. Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free spay/neuter, trap loans, transport of cats and traps, specialty training workshops, community outreach materialsTNR 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.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Workshop

Learn the basics of TNR and colony care in this hands-on workshop designed by Alley Cat Allies, the ASPCA, and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about feral cats, their history and behavior
  • Learn the steps of humane trapping and pre- and post-spay/neuter surgery care with the help of video and live demonstrations
  • Practice using a box trap and divider for trapping and in-trap care
  • Learn the basics of caring for a cat colony
  • Learn how to build good relationships with neighbors throughout the TNR process and how to help the cats be good neighbors

Attendees will become Certified TNR Caretakers in NYC and receive our Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bronx
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170611

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Manhattan
6:30–9:30 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170615

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Manhattan
6:30–9:30 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170713

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Queens
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Queens Library – Far Rockaway Branch
1637 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170715

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170812

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Manhattan
6:30–9:30 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170817

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170917

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Harlem Library
9 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR170923

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bronx
Location and time TBA
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Manhattan
6:30–9:30 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Queens
Location and time TBA
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Brooklyn
Location and time TBA
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Manhattan
6:30–9:30 p.m.
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices
520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Learn More & Register: Coming soon…please check back!

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Online Course

Note: The benefits of an in-person workshop include face-to-face interaction with the instructor, hands-on practice with traps, and the ability to network with fellow caretakers. While attending an in-person workshop is the preferred method for learning about TNR, if you absolutely cannot attend an in-person workshop, we hope you will use the online certification option.

This self-paced, free recorded webinar offers instruction on how to be a safe and effective caretaker of feral and stray cat colonies by using TNR. Each step in the TNR process is described in detail and enhanced with video demonstrations. You will learn about working with neighbors and the community at large; best practices for colony feeding; setting up adequate shelter; arranging for spay/neuter, trapping (including preparations, equipment, and techniques); and caring for the cats pre- and post-spay/neuter surgery. In addition, the course discusses why TNR works to reduce feral cat numbers and why other methods — such as trap and remove — have failed. Course materials include three videos, a downloadable copy of our Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care, a NYC Community Cat Resource Guide, and an information sheet on NYC Community Cats and the Law.

Upon completion, you will become eligible to register as a Certified TNR Caretaker in NYC.

Learn More & Register: http://bit.ly/OnlineTNRCertNYC