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TNR Certification Workshops

TNR Certification Workshops & Webinars Suspended Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our community, we have canceled all of our in-person community cat workshops until further notice. We look forward to being able to see your face and give you hands-on instruction again as soon as we can!

Because free community cat spay/neuter clinics are currently closed and private vet spay/neuter appointments are difficult to find, we also are not offering online TNR certification classes at this time. However, we are excited to have launched our first TNR Specialty Training Webinars this spring, and we invite all to attend.

If you’re already working with feral and stray community cats in the NYC area, we encourage you to read 10 Tips for NYC & LI TNR Caretakers During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We know that you all are committed to improving the lives of community cats, and we remain here to support you in your efforts. If you are in immediate need of TNR help, please email our help desk at info@NYCFeralCat.org and we will reach out to TNR caretakers in your neighborhood who might be able to assist.

We hope you and your family are safe and healthy.

Best wishes,
The NYC Feral Cat Initiative Team

Become a Certified TNR Caretaker in NYC!

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 and webinars, community outreach materials, newsletters, event and giveaway invitations, networking opportunities, dedicated NYCFCI help desk, and other services and support in the New York City area provided by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, a program of Bideawee, the ASPCA, and other area organizations.

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

Learn the basics of TNR and colony care in this hands-on workshop presented by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, a Program of Bideawee. 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 take home a folder of useful TNR resources.

Workshop Canceled!

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Long Island
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Bideawee
3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR200421

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our community, we have canceled all of our in-person community cat workshops this spring. We look forward to being able to see your face and give you hands-on instruction again as soon as we can! In the meantime, please check out our calendar of upcoming TNR Specialty Training Webinars.

Workshop Canceled!

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Brooklyn
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Learn More & Register: bit.ly/TNR200527

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our community, we have canceled all of our in-person community cat workshops this spring. We look forward to being able to see your face and give you hands-on instruction again as soon as we can! In the meantime, please check out our calendar of upcoming TNR Specialty Training Webinars.

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

Our online TNR certification course is currently being updated. Please check back soon for availability!