Part of Ireland's TNR Manual
How to Help Community Cats
Our TNR Training workshop is packed with information - but there's more! Here's some links to further information on the topics raised. And do feel free to *share* any information and get people Talking TNR!
How To TNR
Everything you need to know about How To TNR is in our TNR Manual - How To Help Feral Cats. AND the manual has links to further information on our webpages. We'll include some links here also to make life easy for you!
Please NOTE: links in the manual are NOT yet live on Feral Cats Ireland (FCI). You can find the information on Animal Advocacy. Replace any FCI link with: http://www.animaladvocacy.ie/[link name]. For example: for the link feralcatsireland.org/kittens, instead use animaladvocacy.ie/kittens and you will be redirected to the information.
We haven't written specific information on Policy - it comes up throughout the Manual in Best Practice boxes. But we'll be adding a specific Policy information page soon as a result of these sessions. Watch this space!
Your policy will be informed by your Animal Welfare/Animal Rights position (note this article is aimed at individuals, rather than organisations, but it is equally applicable to both). You must be clear on the position your organisation is taking, and your volunteers must be aware of their own - and if it differs from yours they must be prepared to accept that difference.
As we said in the session - DON'T handle feral cats. But check out this fantastic video on handling cats in a rescue environment from Alley Cat Allies. Lots to learn here!
- Humane Traps & Equipment - several pages of info.
- Paperwork - information on paperwork necessary and advised, and Animal Advocacy's forms available for download. CATalyst's forms will be available soon. In the meantime email me if you'd like copies of the latter.
- Funding - SNIP International will consider applications for specialist equipment to use in TNR programmes. Their form is available to download here (pdf).
- In the longer term, funding dependent, Feral Cats Ireland hopes to have equipment for loan to existing and new TNR groups. Watch this space!
How To TNR in Detail
- Overview - this section includes background, whys and wherefores for TNR and a summary of each section below.
- Monitoring the Colony:
- Caveats & Further Information
TNR & Vets
- The best source of information on TNR and Vet Practices is Limerick Feral Cats' Manual for Veterinary Nurses
- Our Veterinary TNR information pages are in production - you will find information there, just not everything planned.
- Eartipping Factsheet
And There's More!
- Further Reading - see the Trap Neuter Return section in particular, but I'd expect anyone attending the training session to be interested in most of the list!
- TNR Videos - check out our collections of TNR Videos on our webpages and our TNR playlists on YouTube.
- Animal Advocacy - us!
- Feral Cats Ireland - Ireland national TNR network
- International Cat Care - UK gurus
- Alley Cats Allies - USA gurus
- Talking TNR Organisers & Participants:
- See also our Useful Links pages