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Community Cats

Community Cats
Determining Eligibility for Cats in RTF and TNR Programs
Solutions to Cat-Related Issues
Fact vs. Fiction: What Shelter and Field Services Staff Should Know About Free-Roaming Cats
The Community Cats Podcast: Interview with Scott Giacoppo, Director of National Shelter Outreach

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Community Cat - Spay/Neuter Flyer
Community Cats Shopping List
Community Cat Programs Handbook: Strays and Ferals
Community Cats: Public Policy and Legal Issues
Community Cat Programs Handbook
Community Cat Programs - Seeing Stray Cats Doorhanger
Community Cat Programs - Seeing Stray Cats Doorhanger - Spanish
Community Cat Programs - Seeing Stray Cats Flyer
Community Cat Programs - Seeing Stray Cats Flyer - Spanish
Palm Valley Animal Society Community Cat Program
Solutions to Cat-Related Issues
To Return-to-Field or Not Return-to-Field?To Return-to-Field or Not Return-to-Field?
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Essentials
Working Cats Flyer

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CCP Handbook pageCommunity Cat Programs Handbook

Community cat programs (CCPs) are an integral part of operations for animal shelters across the U.S. This humane, fiscally responsible and effective programming provides an immediate, lasting response for cats in and out of shelters, frees up valuable resources and increases adoption of cats not eligible for return. 

The revised version of the Community Cat Programs Handbook is fully updated with the latest research and effective practices to start or enhance a CCP. Community cats are widely accepted as members of the community and there is growing public support for lifesaving programs, such as trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR, also known as trap-neuter-return or TNR). Organized into 28 chapters that may be viewed individually or collectively, the handbook acknowledges the unique relationships between free-roaming cats and residents, and demonstrates how CCPs benefit everyone. Click here to access the handbook.