Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: The Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker, 2d ed (Neighborhood Cats, 2013)
An A to Z guide for a colony caretaker, including trapping, feeding, winter shelter, neighbor relations, veterinary care and more specialized topics like trapping hard-to-catch cats, what to do with nursing mothers and kittens and caring for cats in traps. Free Download.
Return-to-Field Handbook (The Humane Society of the United States, 2019)
Return-to-Field, also known as RTF, SNR (Shelter-Neuter-Return) or Feral Freedom, is increasingly popular with shelters looking for alternatives to cat euthanasia. With RTF, healthy community cats are fixed, vaccinated and returned to their original locations. This handbook, co-authored by Susan Richmond and Bryan Kortis of Neighborhood Cats, Karen Little of Alley Cat Advocates and Danielle Bays of the Humane Society of the United States, offers a practical how-to guide for implementing a RTF program. Available for Free Download .
Pets for Life Community Outreach Toolkit (The Humane Society of the United States)
The HSUS has pioneered spay/neuter outreach in economically disadvantaged communities where cat and dog overpopulation is often high, including community cats. This toolkit is a must-read for anyone working in low income areas. It contains a wealth of practical ideas and tips for connecting with the community, including how to approach and talk to people, what kind of events to hold, building coalitions, approaching faith-based leaders and organizations and much more. One chapter is devoted to cats and TNR.Free Download
Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Municipal Leaders (The Humane Society of the United States, 2014)
The guide is designed to help communities find long-lasting, nonlethal solutions to conflicts involving community (feral and stray) cats. The history and effectiveness behind different approaches, including TNR, are examined as well as the policies behind them. Easy to read and follow, the guide is useful for government officials looking to learn more about progressive solutions and TNR advocates attempting to educate local municipal leaders. Free Download.
Fairminded Fran and the three small black Community Cats by Linda Elder, illustrations by Kathy Abney, (Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2012)
This book speaks directly to children about feral cats, why they matter and how to help them. Children as young as second grade will understand this story when read to them. Available for purchase .
Community TNR: Tactics and Tools by Bryan Kortis (PetSmart Charities, 2014)
In addition to Return to Field, the book covers targeted TNR and grassroots mobilization, offering cases studies to illustrate the approaches. Winner of the Muse Medallion for Best in Category in the Cat Writers Association's 2014 annual contest. Free Download.