Community cats

Cats without indoor homes are what we call free-roaming or community cats. These are simply cats that live in the community. In your alley ways, backyards, and parks. These cats have no owners but are no less deserving of the love and care we give to our indoor pets. When these cats are left alone, they breed A LOT! Thousands of kittens are born outside and many don’t make it. That’s where TNR comes in.

what is community tnr?

TNRM stands for “Trap, Neuter, Return, Monitor.”  Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane, effective approach for feral cats. Feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat), and then returned to their outdoor home. Socialized cats and kittens are adopted into homes. The colony’s population stabilizes—no more kittens!

TNR Handbook

PawsWatch encourages Rhode Islanders to assist the cats on their own property, with our help. We are not a shelter, and we do not take in owned or stray cats; however, we may facilitate the adoption of cats and kittens being cared for by our friends and neighbors. Our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) center, the Community Cat Care Center, serves as a resting stop for free-roaming cats to recuperate after surgery…

Kitten Rescue

Compassionate people across the country are providing care to stray and feral cats daily. They follow simple but necessary steps of TNR improve the quality of life for these cats by getting them spay/neutered, vaccinating and returning them with a plan. These are ONLY guidelines as every trapping location is different. You must have permission to trap in areas not your own and take precaution for your safety. NEVER attempt to handle a feral cat as even if they look sweet they get scared and will struggle to get away harming you in the process.

Living with Neighborhood Cats

ACO List