Part of Ireland's TNR Manual
How to Help Community Cats
You should purchase your own TNR Kit, and certainly will want to eventually if you continue over the long term. But if you're just starting out, or are implementing a larger project than usual, it's advisable to borrow from other groups, rather than investing in equipment you won't use often. Keep in mind you can often borrow volunteers from other groups for larger projects.
Here's a list of basic equipment you'll need for a small to medium trapping endeavour. And we've included links to more detailed information and for downloadable paperwork pdfs where available.
In the future, CATalyst aims to raise funds to buy this kit and make it available to TNR groups around the country, for free. This won't be happening in the near future as our funders let us down, but we'll keep you posted.
Other Equipment Needed by TNR Groups
- Multi-cat Trap and/or Drop Trap (optional)
- TNR Planning Form (tracking the colony)
- TNR Consent Form (legal consent from the caregiver)
- TNR Equipment Labels
- TNR Leaflets from Feral Cats Ireland (for public info)
- TNR Going On Here Poster
- Colony Care Factsheet (for colony caregivers)
- Resources List (web pages, books, organisations, funding info, etc)
- Vet Pack
- TNR Leaflet from Feral Cats Ireland
- Vets Feral Cats/TNR FAQ
- Veterinary Nurses TNR Factsheet
- Eartipping Factsheet
- Eartipping Template
- Early Age Neutering Factsheet
- Miscellaneous Essentials
- A friend, Bait, Forks or spoons, Small food storage containers, Dry and canned cat food, Cable ties, Bin bags, Trap & cage covers, Wet wipes, Tools, First-aid kit, Newspapers, Gauntlets, Head torch, Flashlight, Mobile phone, Camera, Vehicle protectors, Bungee cords, Litter trays, Food & water bowls, Heat lamps/Heat pads/Hot water bottles, Bedding, Disinfectant, Drinking water & snacks, Appropriate clothing and footwear, Patience.
- Optional Extras
- Baby monitors or walkie talkies, Binoculars, Laser pointer