Monday, April 15, 2024
catsDaily Featurefear freehealth and safetyMondaypublished articleTNR

Published Article on Fear Free Pets

I published an article about fear free techniques in trapping on the Fear Free Pets website.

I’m thrilled and really proud that my first article is posted on Fear Free Pets!

I chose a topic that I don’t see covered too often–managing community cats, in this case trapping cats.

Cats rarely just walk into traps–recognizing and addressing their fears, stress and anxiety is the only way it happens. I’m constantly explaining it to people and planning my trapping, or guiding/assisting others accordingly.

Learning cat behavior from lost cats to socializing feral kittens and recentering traumatized cats has truly helped me perfect not just successful trapping of cats, but with as little stress and anxiety for the cats as possible, and many happy returns, wherever they end up–and helped me understand my own cats day to day, since that’s where most of them have come from over the years.

Here is the link to this article, “Can Trapping Cats Be Fear Free? Find Out Here,” on the Fear Free Pets website:

Read more articles about TNR, Health and Safety and Veterinary Medicine.

Gifts featuring cats you know! Visit Portraits of Animals


Fine ArtPhotographyGiftsGreeting CardsBooksCommissioned Portraits & Artwork

Great Rescues Day Book:
Portraits, Rescue Stories, Holidays and Events, Essential Feline Information, All in One Book

day book with cat portraits
Great Rescues Day Book

This information is part of what’s available in Great Rescues Day Book!

Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left page, and on the right page the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. Great Rescues also includes a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings including information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, or helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.

Each book includes also 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.

The portraits in this book, collected as a series, won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers’ Association Annual Communication Contest, as well as the 22 Cats Notepaper mentioned below.

Read more and order.


All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

Subscribe to my e-newsletter

Subscribe to The Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter.

© 2022 | | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Weekly schedule of features:

Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!




From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

One thought on “Published Article on Fear Free Pets

  • Congratulations on the wonderful article. Those ideas are sure good ones, trapping can be pretty stressful.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:
Verified by ExactMetrics