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TNR Workshops & Events

These workshops and events are being sponsored to engage, educate, and support colony caretakers and the public on feral cat issues and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR organizations and caretakers may click here to submit their event via the online form on the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals website.

Become a Certified TNR CaretakerTNR Certification Workshops

Attending a workshop to become a Certified TNR Caretaker is the first step you should take to gain the knowledge and skills you will need to help the feral and stray community cats in your area. Upon achieving your certification, you will become eligible for free or low-cost spay/neuter, trap rental, transportation for cats and traps, networking events, the monthly TNR Caretaker Update mailing, printed materials, and other services and support in NYC.

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop

Come learn how to care for the feral and stray cats in your community and make use of the many resources now available to assist you. All steps in setting up a managed colony will be covered, including establishing good community relations, feeding, building and placing shelters, arranging vet care, finding recovery space, safely handling feral cats, and trapping (with an emphasis on conducting a mass-trapping of an entire feral colony at once). All workshop attendees will become Certified TNR Caretakers, and NYC residents will gain access to free or low-cost spay/neuter, trap rental, transportation for cats and traps, and more. Join the 5,000+ caretakers trained to date!

Online TNR Certification Course

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TNR Specialty Training Workshops

In addition to becoming Certified TNR Caretakers, we encourage those interested in helping feral and stray community cats to attend workshops giving in-depth instruction on various specialties related to TNR and cat and kitten care. Our TNR Specialty Training Workshops feature topics such as Bottle-Feeding & Care of Orphaned Kittens, Taming Feral Kittens for Adoption, Enhancing Neighborhood Relations Surrounding Community Cats, and more.

Bottle-Feeding & Care of Orphaned Kittens

Learn the skills needed to successfully bottle-feed and care for orphaned kittens. Find out how to navigate all the stages of kitten care. Get answers to all your questions, including: What equipment and formula get the best results? What are the most effective bottle-feeding techniques?

Taming Feral Kittens for Adoption

Using film footage of successful techniques, combined with insights into the biological development of kittens, we will provide attendees with information on how to tame and socialize feral kittens quickly and efficiently so they can be adopted into indoor homes.

Enhancing Neighborhood Relations Surrounding Community Cats

Are you a feral cat caretaker whose neighbors may not understand, appreciate, or welcome community cats and your efforts to protect them? Then this workshop is for you! We will provide you with the tools you need to improve neighborhood relations, including tips for good communication with your neighbors and how to educate them about the needs of community cats and the benefits of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Advice for turning around already hostile situations will also be part of the presentation.