TNR Equipment Labels

Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

For labelling traps and equipment with your details. Also for communicating information to vet staff and other trappers, such as the date, cat description, exact location where cat was trapped, and observations, such as noticeable injuries.

TNR Carrier Card Label

The carrier card label enables you to easily provide your vet with details of each cat (appearance, gender, socialisation, health issues) and clarify the services required (eartipping, treatment requirements). It can also provide an additional tracking system for yourself.

Animal Advocacy's TNR Carrier Card Label is available for download here. Please feel free to adapt it to suit your needs - we adapted ours from Alley Cat Allies' labels.

The pdf has two identical labels. Cut them apart. Fill them in for each cat trapped, loop it through the carrier handles and attach the ends with tape or staples, like a luggage label. Make sure your vet and/or her staff know to check the labels!

Identifying Your Equipment

It's important to identify your equipment as yours. We label all our equipment with our contact details. In addition, we use spray paint to mark items as ours, including traps, cages, doors, dividers, food bowls, etc. This means any mislaid equipment can easily be returned to us, and also makes sharing equipment with other organisations much simpler and less confusing.

Trap ID Label

Our Trap ID labels are simply for identifying our traps. Note that, although traps should never be left unattended, our labels include a warning for passersby not to touch or interfere with the traps, just in case.

Animal Advocacy's Trap ID Label is available for download here. Please feel free to adapt it with your own contact details.

We reduce the size of our label for printing. We track our traps by numbering them, and include the number of the trap on its label. The labels are then folded in half and enclosed in a waterproof, durable, transparent cover. The label is then attached to the trap with a cable tie. Ensure when attaching the label that it remains waterproof.

Equipment ID Label

Our Equipment ID labels are for equipment other than traps - basically they don't need the trapping warning. They simply allow us to track our equipment with a numbering system. And to identify it as our own.

Animal Advocacy's Equipment ID Label is available for download here. Please feel free to adapt it with your own contact details.

Again, we've two labels per sheet. We cut them apart and fold them so that our logo is on one side and contact details on the other. We add the number we're using to identify the equipment, then enclose the label in a waterproof, durable, transparent cover and attach them to the equipment with a cable tie.

 

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Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

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