Scientific Evidence

Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

Adapted for Ireland from Alley Cat Allies.

Learn more about the Scientific Evidence Supporting Trap Neuter Return.

Key Scientific Studies on TNR
Reviews four studies showing that Trap Neuter Return is the humane and effective approach for managing feral cats.

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Building the Body of Scientific Evidence that TNR Works
A downloadable pdf from Alley Cat Allies. Summarises four articles reporting on different aspects of Trap Neuter Return programs, including feral cat health, colony caregivers and the success of the programs.

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The Vacuum Effect
Why Catch and Kill Doesn’t Work – Removing cats from an area by killing or relocating them is not only cruel – it’s pointless. Scientific research, years of failed attempts, and evidence from animal control personnel prove the vacuum effect and that catch and kill doesn’t permanently clear an area of cats.

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Community Cats and the Public
A Healthy Relationship: The science behind why feral cats are safe members of our communities – Public health policies all over the world reflect the scientific evidence: feral cats live healthy lives outdoors and don’t spread disease to people.

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Part of Ireland's TNR Manual

How to Help Community Cats

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