Hopefully by now, if you’ve never been involved with TNR, we’ve sparked an interest in you to join the thousands of other cat lovers who are working to help reduce the feral cat population through this important work. And if you’re already doing TNR or helping to feed a feral cat colony, perhaps you’re looking for answers to some questions. There are hundreds of local resources available to help you get started and to answer your questions, and we wanted to collect some of them here for you.
The best place to start is the Alley Cat Allies website. Visit their Make Connections page for links to Meetup groups and Yahoo groups across the US, including Atlantic City, Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and Wisconsin. If you are on or near a college or university campus, you can also connect with the Campus Cats Program from this page.
For a lot of very useful information, please join the Feral Friends Network. You will receive an email with exactly the information you request, including a list of people and organizations in your area that can help you with TNR.
Many of the animal rescue groups and shelters across the country have some kind of feral cat or TNR program, so please check with those organizations in your area. Here we would like to highlight some of the organizations in the US that are dedicated specifically to helping cats. These groups conduct TNR, provide ongoing care for feral colonies, run adoption programs for adoptable strays, offer educational resources for people in their area, and can serve as advocates for feral cats with local government and policy makers.
If you work with a cat rescue organization in your area, please leave a comment on this post telling us about the group and be sure to include a link to their website. International readers are welcome to tell us about their groups, too!
- FixNation – Los Angeles, CA
- Feral Cat Foundation – Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
- Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County – Sonoma County, CA
- Island Cat Resources & Adoption – Alameda, CA
- A Safe Haven for Cats – Redwood City, CA
- Silicon Valley Friends of Ferals – Silicon Valley, CA
- Town Cats – Santa Clara County, CA
- Stray Cat Alliance – Los Angeles, CA
- The Cat Resource Center – Santa Clara, CA
- Feral Cat Coalition – San Diego, CA
- Rehab-a-Cat – Greater New Haven area, CT
- The Hawaii Cat Foundation – Statewide
- Spay and Stay – Lake County, IL
- Indy Feral – Indianapolis, IN
- Alley Cat Advocates – Louisville, KY
- Cat Haven – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Cat Rescue of Maryland – Baltimore, MD
- Cats R Us – Annapolis, MD
- The Wild Ones - Calvert, MD
- Prince Georges Feral Friends – Bowie, MD
- Warm Fuzzies – Kansas City, MO
- Neighborhood Cats – New York City
- Feral for Life – Brooklyn, NY
- Urban Cat League – New York City
- Operation Wild Cat – Madison County, NY
- Operation Catnip – Raleigh, NC
- Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon – Portland, OR
- Friends of Homeless Felines – Scottsdale, PA
- Homeless Cat Management Team – Southwestern PA
- Stray Cat Blues – Colmar, PA