Feral Paws Rescue Group

501(c)3 Non Profit

Feral Cats and TNR


It is our mission to see that feral cats are treated with compassion and care in whatever communities they reside.

There is so much information about feral cats on the internet, and we want to provide you with some of the best information possible, so that you can grow beyond the common myths about feral cats and learn for yourself what extraordinary felines they truly are and how you might care of them. With this in mind, we present many topics for you to look through and go right to the source of this information. It isn't important that we create the information, it is already provided for you at reputable organizations.

Before you take action in dealing with feral cats, you should first educate yourself about these amazing creatures. Remember that they have feelings, too.  They will certainly know who cares for them. Is it you? We hope so.  If you have any questions, please contact us or contact the organizations listed.  Thank you for wanting to care for feral cats and kittens. However, please know that Feral Paws Rescue no longer handles TNR requests. Check locally online for TNR in your community. If you can't find a TNR group, consider starting one (see info below).

SOURCES:   Alley Cat Allies  ♥  ASPCA  ♥  Humane Society of United States 

 • What Is A Feral Cat?  ACA    
 • Difference between a feral cat and a stray?  ACA   
 • Where Do Feral Cats Come From? ACA 
• What Is Trap - Neuter - and Return?  ACA 
More FAQ questions about feral cats:  ACA 
 •  Stray and Feral Cats  ASPCAPro 
 •  Position Statement on Feral Cat Management  ASPCA 
 •  Feral Cat FAQ  ASPCA 
 •  What You Can Do To Help Feral Cats    HSUS 
 •  Feral Cats FAQ  HSUS 
CHEWY.COM > Be Chewy Editorial 
•  6 Common Misconceptions about Feral Cats  CLICK HERE
BESTFRIENDS.org - Save Them All
•  Take Action: Helping Stray Cats, TNR Is The Key  CLICK HERE
•  Resources In Your Area  CLICK HERE 

How To Start Your Own TNR Group

via Maddies Fund: How To Start a TNR Program In Your Community  CLICK HERE  
via ASPCAPro: .pdf 1-hour course by Jesse Oldham  CLICK HERE   
  via PetFinder:  Starting a Non-Profit to Help Animals  CLICK HERE  
  via Alley Cat Allies: How to Implement an Organizational TNR Program CLICK HERE
  via Humane Society of the United States: The Future of TNR Training CLICK HERE
  via NeighborhoodCats.org: TNR Certification** in 2.5-hour online class:
         CLICK HERE   ** good only for New York, but it can get you started in
         the right direction with a host of information if you're serious about forming
         a TNR group in your community and what to do to make that happen.

   We advise contacting farmers or ranchers in your local area to see if they would be willing to have fixed feral cats on their property. Sometimes, if the cats are fixed, they like having the cats for keeping critters out of their hay and feed. Check with them first before taking your trapped feral cat to the shelter, where it will be certain death.

   Regardless of where you live, or the feral cats that interact with your life...

Please know that they didn't ask for the life they have, and we hope that you will take the time to educate yourself and take action to create a better community for them.

Thank you.