Part of Ireland's TNR Manual
How to Help Community Cats
Here we'll explain what the different forms and leaflets are for. As they become available we'll add links to pdfs you can download. You can then use the forms as they are - or adapt them to suit your organisation.
Paperwork can be boring for some - and time consuming for all, but it's Best Practice when it comes to being open and accountable for what you're doing. Not all TNR groups use all the paperwork listed below. But it's something they should aim for. At the very least, the Consent Form is essential for your own legal protection.
Summary Paperwork For Trapping
You'll find more details about the individual forms and why to use them at the links above. Here's a quick summary.
Keep in mind you'll also need a pen or pencil and clipboard!
- TNR Planning Form - Track the colony before, during and after the project. Available for download here.
- TNR Consent Form - It's essential for your legal protection to get written consent from the felines' caregiver. Available for download here.
- TNR Equipment Labels - For labelling traps and equipment with your details. Also for communicating information to vet staff and other trappers, such as the date, cat description, exact location where cat was trapped, and observations, such as noticeable injuries. Available for download here.
- TNR Leaflets - For distributing to caregivers and the public to explain what you're doing and raise awareness about the benefits of TNR.
- TNR Going On Here Poster - Only needed during Targeted Trapping projects to attract feedback from local caregivers. Available for download here.
- Colony Care Factsheet - For colony caregivers.
- Recommended Reading - Of course you don't have to take our Recommended Reading list with you when you're trapping, or even any of the publications mentioned in it. But you might want something to read while you're waiting for that trap to snap ...