For many community cats, their ‘ideal home’ is not curled up on your couch, enjoying the warmth of a loving home. Not all cats are meant to live in a home. Many cats find shelter near resources, and are content to live freely. These are often feral cats who have not been socialized. Your local SPCA, Humane Society or Rescue likely has resources available to you so that you may advocate for these community cats in your neighbourhoods through ‘Trap, Neuter and Return’ (TNR) programs. Each municipality is different, and it’s important that you follow the guidelines so that you can provide consistent care and attention as a community caregiver or local advocate.
Looking to find local TNR groups in your area?
See a full list of TNR Groups in Ontario.
Looking for resources to help with TNR advocacy in your city?
The Toronto Feral Cat Coalition has a great resources section on their website to help get you started: https://torontoferalcatcoalition.ca/home/
Looking for TNR medical resources?
There are several nationally recognized TNR advocacy groups in the US with extensive resource sections on their websites regarding TNR surgeries and TNR clinic set ups: