"Responsible feral cat advocates and practitioners of TNR share one goal with wildlife and environmental groups, animal control agencies, and public health officials: to reduce the number of feral cats in the environment in the long term."
Basic info on ferals and the what & why of TNR:
- Alley Cat Allies
- Neighborhood Cats
- ASPCA Feral Cat FAQ
- HSUS Information on Feral Cats (includes an important video targeted at policy makers)
Other good summaries:
- Feral Cat Coalition at The University of Texas at Austin
- Friends of Animals | Trap, Neuter and Return: A New Ethic Takes Root
- Stray Pet Advocacy: Non-Lethal Control
- TNR: The Humane Alternative
- Feral Cats and Public Safety - City of Berkeley, CA (feral cats and public health)
- Stanford Cat Network | Links and Resources for Feral Cat Care Programs
- Campus Cat Coalition at The University of Texas at Austin
- Feral Cat Rescue Group - University of North Texas
- Operation Cat Nap - Auburn University's Trap-Neuter-Return Program
- The Feline Medicine Club, University of California at Davis
- Southern Methodist University's Feral Cat Program
Harris poll:U.S. Public Opinion on Humane Treatment of Stray Cats (Alley Cat Allies)
Wildlife & cats:
- Stray Pet Advocacy, Feral Cat Predation and Its Effects on Wildlife- Searching For the Truth
- Austin Feral Cats--Questions and Answers
- Stanford Cat Network | Predation and Feral Cats
- "What Kills Birds?" Curry & Kerlinger, Inc.
- Stray Pet Advocacy, How Much of an Impact Do Cats Make on Wildlife?
Feral and Stray Cat Assistance - Atlanta Area Resources:
- Catlanta (LifeLine Animal Project’s feral and stray cat assistance program)
Feral cats are the wild offspring of abandoned cats. Because they’re afraid of people, trapping is usually the only way to catch them. The program functions as a resource for people wanting to implement TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs in their neighborhoods, businesses, or other areas of interest. The cats are trapped, neutered and vaccinated, and released back into their neighborhood. Catlanta provides traps, trapping instructions, and a vet staff to fix the ferals and strays. Trapping cats is very easy!
LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinic: Clinic Locations and Contact Information
129 Lake Street
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Fax (404) 292-8804
2533 Sullivan Road
College Park, GA 30337
Fax (678) 973-2843
Costs: We have a low-cost, high-volume clinic on site that spays/neuters ferals for $15 (add $5 for a rabies vaccine for any cat over 3 months old) if you fully register the colony online at www.catlantatracker.org. The clinic spays/neuters adoptable cats for $35-45. Please note that although we administer a rabies vaccine, rabies registration is NOT required for feral cats. There is no extra charge for in-heat or pregnant spays (even late term).
Drop Off: Monday–Thursday, 8:00--9:00 am, closed holidays
Pick up: 5:00-6:00 pm, same day
All animals must be dropped off between 8am and 9am on the day of appointment.
Feral cats may be dropped off without appointment (2 cat limit) between 8am and 9am.
All feral cats must be in individual humane traps.
Do not bring an uncovered cat into the clinic. Always cover with a sheet or towel.
Feral cats must come to the clinic in a feral trap, for our clinic staff’s safety. Feral cats brought in regular cat carriers will incur a fee of $10 per cat.
- Project Spay/Neuter
- Cat Care Hospital
- West Mobile Vet
- Leftover Pets
706-654-3291 or 800-978-5226
- West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic
- Paradox Farm Spay & Neuter
- PAWS Atlanta
- Pet Vet
- Good Mews
- Alley C.A.T.S.