Become a Certified TNR Caretaker! Attending a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) certification workshop is the first step you should take to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help the feral and stray community cats in your area. Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free spay/neuter, trap loans, transport of cats and traps, specialty training workshops, community outreach materials, TNR Caretaker Update newsletter, networking opportunities, dedicated NYCFCI help desk, and other services and support within the five boroughs of New York City provided by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the ASPCA, and other area organizations.
Learn the basics of TNR and colony care in this hands-on workshop designed by Alley Cat Allies, the ASPCA, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. In this workshop, you will:
Learn about feral cats, their history and behavior
Learn the steps of humane trapping and pre- and post-spay/neuter surgery care with the help of video and live demonstrations
Practice using a box trap and divider for trapping and in-trap care
Learn the basics of caring for a cat colony
Learn how to build good relationships with neighbors throughout the TNR process and how to help the cats be good neighbors
Attendees will become Certified TNR Caretakers and receive our Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care.
This workshop is open to people who are 18 or older.
Workshop Designers: Alley Cat Allies, ASPCA, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
Hosts: NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Infinite Hope
Instructors: Michelle Portlock and Maria Rozos, Infinite Hope
Course Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop, but advance registration is required.
* Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by Brooklyn Public Library.