Liberty Humane Society is committed to using the latest research and information from leading voices in animal welfare to establish policies and protocols that benefits cats in our community.
Community Cat Programs
Based on years of research, Community Cat Programs (CCPS) offer a unique model for animal welfare organizations and shelters to ensure quality of life for both indoor and outdoor pets. Guided by principles that benefit each cat as an individual, rather than a blanket intake process that can actually harm many thriving felines, CCPs consistently lead to better outcomes and increased quality of life for cats and the communities they call home.
At Liberty Humane, we strive to stay current on all research being done in this field and have compiled the below list of resources that have guided our understanding and policies surrounding community cat programs and trap, neuter, return. We encourage all of our supporters and stakeholders to review the many great resources below to help better understand this important work.
Statements and Position Papers Supporting Community Cats/TNR
- National Animal Care & Control Association - Animal Control Intake of Free-Roaming Cats
- Best Friends - Statement on trap, neuter, return (TNR) programs
- HASS supports the management of cats in their communities
- Humane Society of the United States - Community cat program
- ASPCA - Position statement on community cats and community cat programs
- Alley Cat Allies - Position statement on trap, neuter, return.
Research and Guidance
National Feline Research Council - National Feline Research Council compiles, analyzes and disseminates rigorous scientific research
relevant to the efficient management of free-roaming cats
- Alley Cat Allies - Valuable information and resources related to community cats
- Million Cat Challenge - Managing community cats
Webinars and Presentations
- Webinar: The Future of Cat Intake - Sponsored by HASS and Best Friends
- Virtual Lecture with Kate Hurley, DVM - Rethinking the Shelter's Role in Community Cat Management