Community cats, also known as feral cats, are unowned cats who live outdoors in groups. Although they are the same species as your pet cat, they are typically not socialized or friendly towards humans.  The only humane and effective approach to community cats is known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and it helps both the cats and the neighborhoods where they live.

In the TNR approach, community cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped for identification and returned to their outdoor home. This program compassionately manages community cats through non-lethal means. Existing community cats become healthier and easier to to track, and the number of cats will decrease due to a decline in birth rates.

TNR How-To Guide

What to do if you find a stray cat: http://www.saveacat.org/find-a-stray-cat.html

Feral vs. Stray Cat: http://www.saveacat.org/feral-vs-stray-cats.html

What is TNR?: http://www.saveacat.org/tnr---what-does-this-mean.html

 

Constructing a Basic Cat Shelter: www.saveacat.org/providing-shelter.html

Guide to Safely Relocating Feral Cats: http://www.saveacat.org/relocation.html

 

 

Tips for Protecting Cats in the Winter: http://www.saveacat.org/winter-tips-for-protecting-cats.html

 

Tips for Protecting Cats in the Summer: http://www.saveacat.org/summer-tips-for-cats.html

Feral Cats and the Law: http://www.saveacat.org/feral-cats-and-the-law.html

Cat Overpopulation: http://www.saveacat.org/cat-overpopulation.html

Source: Alley Cat Rescue Website