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TNR Certification Workshops

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, 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!


Thursday, March 19, 2020

6:00–9:00 p.m.
410 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
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After much consideration for the safety and well-being of our community, and out of an abundance of caution regarding the potential spread of COVID-19, we have made the proactive decision to cancel our March 19 Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Workshop at Bideawee’s Manhattan facility and reschedule it at a later date. We will post the new event information as soon as it is available.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Long Island
6:00–9:00 p.m.
3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
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Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

6:00–9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Online Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Course

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