Volunteers working with feral cats are an exceptionally dedicated and highly committed group who face difficult problems on a daily basis. At International Cat Care we aim to arm cat welfare workers with the knowledge and support they need so that they are able to offer the best solutions when caring for feral, stray and unowned cats.
TNR training videos
- What is TNR?
- Preparing for trapping
- Using a manual trap
- Using a drop trap
- Safe transfer, labelling and transport
- Restraint options
- Ear tipping
- Special veterinary considerations for TNR
How do I guides
- How do I… ear tip?
- How do I… use an automatic trap?
- How do I… handle a cat from a trap?
- How do I… maintain a sterile surgical field – in the field?
Domestic cats are one of the most commonly kept companion animals worldwide. They are kept under a wide range of different circumstances and a substantial number of cats simply live alongside people with varying degrees of interaction between cats and humans. Wherever there are interactions, we have a responsibility to try to protect the welfare and wellbeing of cats as far as is practical. These guidelines attempt to define the basic underlying principles that should be considered when trying to promote the welfare of cats (primarily unowned cats), whatever the background of the cat. Decisions must take into account the nature of the cat, the nature of human interactions with cats, management of cat populations and appropriate homing or rehoming of cats.
Sheilah Robertson, assistant director of the Animal Welfare Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), spoke at the 2012 Merial/IFCW Animal Welfare symposium in Budapest, covering a range of welfare issues affecting cats worldwide, the presentations for which can be downloaded by clicking the links below.
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