TNR is a lot more than trapping, neutering and vaccinating, then returning a cat to its caretaker. Returning a cat to its caretaker is also part of “return-to-field” practice, returning a friendly cat to its caretaker who is physically and emotionally thriving even if living outdoors rather than surrendering it to a shelter, for instance, because it’s better for a cat to continue to thrive than be stressed or even in danger of euthanasia in a shelter. The two webinars this month include TNR information and certification and an outline of return-to-field practices. I’ve done the TNR workshop and also gathered information on return-to-field practices with these webinars.
November Events to Help Outdoor Cats & Kittens
Anywhere, USA (October 28, 2022) – Community Cats Podcast, in partnership with Neighborhood Cats, will present two sessions in November, perfect for anyone with a passion for helping cats and kittens:
- Saturday, November 5 – Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Certification Workshop
- Saturday, November 12 – Return-to-Field & Targeting Educational Webinar
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Certification Workshop
First, the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Certification Workshop will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. ET. This monthly interactive workshop helps people learn how to help lost, abandoned, or homeless cats and kittens. Session duration is 2.5 hours followed by optional 15-minute Q&A.
Anyone with a passion for helping cats and kittens is encouraged to register and learn from trappers who have been in the field for more than 20 years. This workshop covers best practices for TNR and colony management, including all planning and preparations for successful trapping. Plus tips for preparing colonies for winter! There will also be time for questions from attendees, which will be answered in real time by the experts from Neighborhood Cats. Bring your toughest questions!
All attendees will receive a certificate after taking a short quiz and gain access to an ongoing Facebook group to continue networking with other caregivers.
People of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. From absolute beginners to seasoned trappers, this workshop offers recommendations and advice that will ensure any trapping project is a success.
Registration is $10 and includes access to the recorded session, handouts, and certificate. More information about the webinar is available here. People interested in attending this online session can register here.
Return-to-Field & Targeting programs
Then, on Saturday, November 12 from 2 – 4 p.m. ET people can enjoy a free webinar on Return-to-Field & Targeting programs. They will learn more about these approaches, and how they can be used to save lives and reduce the number of cats living on our streets. Registration is free and is available here.
More information about all Community Cat Care Training & Education resources with Community Cats Podcast, including upcoming workshops and webinars, is available here.
Neighborhood Cats helps caretakers, animal shelters, and every day community members help outdoor cats. Their team extends from New York City to Maui. They regularly lead workshops to help anyone learn how to TNR and maximize their life saving through mass trapping and targeting. The webinar will be led by Bryan Kortis, National Programs Director, and Susan Richmond, Executive Director. For more information about Neighborhood Cats, visit neighborhoodcats.org.
The Community Cats Podcast is the brainchild of Stacy LeBaron. Stacy has more than 20 years of experience working with community cats in Massachusetts. The podcast hopes to help create a more humane community for cats and provide education, information, and dialogue that will create a supportive environment to empower people to help cats in their community. For more information about the podcast, visit communitycatspodcast.com or call 978-239-2090.
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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.
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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.
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