Finding Homes

Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

Adapted for Ireland from Alley Cat Allies.

When caring for a feral cat colony and performing Trap Neuter Return, you are likely to encounter cats who are friendly even upon first meeting you. 

Stray cats act differently to feral cats - they tend to approach you more readily, vocalize more and may look dishevelled, as if they are not used to living on their own. (Learn more about how to tell the difference between a stray and feral cat.) A stray cat once had a home and is socialised to humans, but has become lost or abandoned. Follow these steps to either return her to her home or find her a new one.

Find Her Guardian
First and foremost, try to find the home she came from.

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Adoption
If no guardian comes forward, put her up for adoption.

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Find the Best Home
Ensure the home you find is the best home possible.

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Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

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