If you're unable to attend our in-person TNR workshop, we offer this free, online certification option.
In the 90-minute online course, each step in the TNR process is described in detail and enhanced with video demonstrations. You will learn about:
- Working with neighbors and the community at large
- Best practices for colony feeding
- Setting up adequate shelter
- Arranging for spay/neuter, trapping, and caring for the cats pre- and post-surgery
This course is especially for TNR caretakers in NYC but anyone interested in feral cat colony management will benefit. After you complete the course, check your in-box for information on how to register as a Certified TNR Caretaker in NYC.
How to Complete the Course
Grab the Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care. The course makes numerous references to the handbook.. We also recommend reading the handbook in full before planning or participating in a TNR project. Email us if you'd like a printed copy.
After you complete the course, register as a Certified TNR Caretaker in NYC to gain access to free or low-cost spay/neuter, trap loans, transportation for cats and traps, educational and networking events, newsletters, community outreach materials and other services and support within the five boroughs of New York City. Registration automatically enters you in the Certified TNR Caretaker database, so you don't need to show a card to take advantage of these services.
Learn how to become a registered rescuer with the ASPCA, which provides you with free or low-cost veterinary services for feral and friendly cats. Once you are certified as a TNR Caretaker, you can register as a rescuer in order to use the ASPCA spay/neuter clinics, trap bank and transport service.
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