Community Cat Research and Resources
Community cat programs are built on years of research from leaders in the field of animal welfare, and are supported by shelters, veterinarians, organizations and advocacy groups.
We have consolidated helpful resources here for anyone seeking to learn more about community cats.
Animal Welfare Organization Websites
Alley Cat Allies
Allie Cat Allies provides valuable information and resources for all things community cats, including a guide to trapping, neutering and returning cats outdoors.
National Feline Research Council
National Feline Research Council compiles, analyzes and disseminates rigorous scientific research relevant to the efficient management of free-roaming cats.
Recorded Webinars and Lectures
A Virtual Lecture with Kate Hurley, DVM: Rethinking the Shelter’s Role in Community Cat Management
Dr. Hurley’s groundbreaking research provides the basis for community cat programs nationwide. This is a recording of her presentation for San Diego Humane Society.
The Future for Cat Intake at Shelters
This webinar, sponsored by Best Friends, reviews the rationale for providing innovative solutions for community cats.
San Diego Humane Society has helpful resources for our Community Cat Program that we encourage everyone to use and share with friends, family and neighbors.
Each of these downloadable PDFs includes both English and Spanish versions.
Community Cat Program Flyer
Humane Deterrents for Community Cats
Quick Tips for Caregivers
Found Cat: When should you bring a cat to a shelter?