Animal Welfare Worldwide

Click on an organisation name to see it's details. Note that I've simply listed a few core TNR and Feline resources.

Animal Welfare in the UK

The Blue Cross mission: Provide care, promote companionship, enhance animal and human lives. They have some excellent information leaflets on companion animal care. Well worth a look.

An excellent web-based Charity, currently finding loving, permanent homes for over 5,000 unwanted and abandoned cats every year from rescues across the UK and Ireland through their ‘Virtual Cat Shelters’. Their homing services are given free of charge to all kinds of rescues, large and small, from the many hundreds of independent rescue centres and rehoming groups to branches of the larger organisations.

Also has good cat advice and information pages.

Formerly FAB (Feline Advisory Bureau or FAB Cats).

International Cat Care is a charity passionate about improving the care of all cats.

Pet cats, stressed cats, ill cats, homeless cats, free-living cats, old and young cats all have different needs, different problems and different approaches. And this is where we come in... For over 50 years they have been raising the standard of treatment and care provided to cats by veterinary surgeons, boarding cattery operators, those involved in rescue work, breeders and, of course, cat owners by providing the best information possible.

Animal Welfare in the US

Alley Cat Allies, is the US nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats - it is the global engine of change for cats. For more than 30 years, they've inspired individuals and communities to work to change laws, improve shelters, and most importantly—save cats. Since their founding in 1990, they have championed Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the only humane and effective approach for community cat management. By establishing and promoting optimal standards of care, they have propelled the humane treatment of cats into the global spotlight. 

I have unashamedly yoinked a lot of their information for our TNR Manual, with their permission, and translated it for an Irish audience. Their site is packed with information for anyone interested in TNR. My gurus.

Nearly 30 years ago, when Best Friends helped launch and pioneer the no-kill movement, over 17 million homeless pets were dying in US shelters. Best Friends is leading the no-kill movement by running lifesaving community programs for dogs and cats, providing support and training for animal shelters and rescue groups, and mobilizing community members on behalf of pets in need across the US.

Their website consolidates sources of information that pertain to issues affecting homeless, stray and feral companion animals and to provide the research and advocacy materials you need to achieve the necessary changes.

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