Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane and effective way to help reduce outdoor cat populations and their nuisance behaviors, and education is a critical component to successful TNR programs.
The ASPCA teamed up with Alley Cat Allies and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to provide the following training materials designed to keep cats and workers safe while providing an overview of how to implement TNR. By conducting this workshop in your community, you will help to build a network of qualified volunteers.
What You’ll Need
Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Handbook
Print enough color copies for every participant and instructor to have one. If only black and white printouts are available, refer participants to www.alleycat.org to view a full-color version of the Kitten Progression Week-By-Week photos.
Pass out a copy of the guide to each participant to refer to during class.
Practice presenting the script—it can be used by a single instructor or by two instructors who alternate sections. We recommend using it in conjunction with the slideshow; the script indicates which slide accompanies each section.
If it is not possible to use the slideshow, the script and the three videos may form the basis of the presentation. The script includes cues for when to show the videos.
The script notes specific pages in the guide where participants can find more detailed information about each topic—be sure to call these out during the workshop.