Advice and Resources for Caretakers
- Hopefully conflicts never happen, but when they do here are some solutions from our friends at Alley Cat Allies:
- Negotiation Tips
- When the Neighbors Complain
- Trouble with Property Management
- Interactions with Animal Control
- Citations and Fines
- Violent Threats Against Cats
- Cats in Your Care Are Harmed or Killed
- Protecting Cats With Law Enforcement
- When Your Local Shelter Kills Feral and Unowned Cats
- Fight Laws and Policies That Endanger Cats
- Help With Ordinances
- Defend Against Misinformation
- How can I be a great advocate for feral cats within my community? Learn from the experts at Alley Cat Allies:
- Follow Best Practices
- How to Advocate For Cats
- Connect With Other Cat Advocates
- Know Your Community
- Educate Others and Fight Misinformation
Down The Rabbit Hole…
Ready to know more? There is a great deal of information and misinformation on the web about feral, semi-feral, unowned, barn cats and community cats.
Here are some excellent resources to dive into. These will help you build a foundation of knowledge that will help you spot and fight misinformation when you encounter it.
- Stray Pet Advocacy Comprehensive research, data and articles on the most pressing issues facing feral cat activists.
- Alley Cat Allies First national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats.
- Neighborhood Cats NYC’s Feral Cat Rescue – Founded in 1999 and originated the practice of TNVR.
- Bideawee Founded in 1909 in NYC, Bideawee is one of the nations’ first no-kill shelters. They provide resources and information about helping community cats within a city environment.
- FixNation Los Angeles’ first, full-time spay-neuter facility. They provide resources, information and caregiver tips.
- Animals & Society Institute A nonprofit human-animal relationship think tank that is devoted to advancing human knowledge to improve animal lives.
- Maueyes Leading cat behavioral scientist, Kristyn Vitale, PhD., studies the social interactions and behaviors of cats free-roaming and within the home.