TNR Workshops, Classes & Events
These workshops, classes, 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.
TNR Certification Workshops
Note: Workshops that earn participants the status of Certified TNR Caretaker are indicated with a "Become a Certified TNR Caretaker" badge.
All workshops begin promptly — please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time!
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 affordable spay/neuter and trap rental. Join the 5,000+ caretakers trained to date!
The course is intended to teach people how to be safe and effective caretakers of feral cat colonies by using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) approach. Because the course covers both the theory and practical application of TNR in detail, it will also be useful for anyone interested in starting a TNR program or advocating for the acceptance of TNR in their community.
This self-paced course will describe each step in the TNR process in detail, including working with neighbors and the community at large, feeding, setting up adequate shelter, arranging for spay/neuter, trapping (including preparations, equipment, and techniques), caring for the cats while they're confined, and other feral cat issues like rabies, wildlife, and relocation. In addition, the course will discuss why TNR works to reduce feral cat numbers and why other methods, such as trap and remove, have failed.
By the end of the course, you will be intimately familiar with both the theory and practical application of Trap-Neuter-Return. Upon completion, New York City residents will qualify for the free services of the NYC Feral Cat Initiative and free or low-cost spay/neuter services for feral cats from Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project for Stray Community Cats in NYC, the ASPCA, and The Humane Society of New York.
Sponsor: Humane Society University, a program of The Humane Society of the United States
Course Fee: $49 (E-mail requests@NYCFeralCat.org for information on receiving a fee discount.)
More Info & Registration: Get more information or register for this online course.
Our ongoing feline lecture and workshop series has featured topics including Bottle-Feeding & Care of Orphaned Kittens; Bottle Babies: Proper Care of Orphaned Kittens; Socializing Feral Kittens; Taming Feral Kittens 8 Weeks Old & Under; Socializing Feral Kittens 10 Weeks Old & Under; Socializing Feral Kittens Part I: 10 Weeks & Under; Socializing Feral Kittens Part II: 3 Months & Older; Saving Lives Through the Rehabilitation of Undersocialized & Feral Kittens; Drop Traps; Secondary Caretakers & Colony Registration; Colony Set-up & Care; Neighbor Relations: A Dramatization; Illness & Injury in Feral Felines; Veterinary Care of Feral Cats for Rescuers; and Animal Hoarding in New York City.
Upcoming Lectures & Workshops