How You Can Help
Whether you’re caring for outdoor cats or simply an animal welfare ambassador, you can make a difference in cat overpopulation in our community while bettering the life of a homeless feline.
The most important step you can take to benefit both cats and our community is to ensure that all outdoor cats in your neighborhood are spayed/neutered. Trap-Neuter-Return programs are the most humane and effective way to stabilize outdoor cat populations. They help reduce cat overpopulation through natural attrition as opposed to euthanasia and allow for undomesticated felines to live out their lives in their colonies. TNR also reduces displeasing behaviors such as spraying, yowling and fighting.
Arizona’s Fix.Adopt.Save initiative offers a variety of affordable TNR resources. Learn more about Trap-Neuter-Return or for more information about affordable TNR programs, visit Animal Defense League of Arizona's Spay Neuter Hotline.
You’ve found a litter of kittens on your property, now what? These tips will help you determine what to do next.
Become A TNR Captain In Your Neighborhood
To learn more about coordinating, overseeing and participating in your own community TNR program, check out these tips or visit the Spay Neuter Hotline.
Is your neighbor unhappy that you are caring for outdoor cats? This guide may help you find a solution that can be beneficial to you, your neighbor, your neighborhood and your cats.
Outdoor cats can always use a helping hand. Volunteer for a community TNR program and help improve the lives of homeless felines while combatting Maricopa County’s cat overpopulation crisis.
Keep up to date on all the latest TNR news, tips and events by signing up for ADLA's email list.
Host an Orientation
Host a neighborhood TNR orientation and help your community learn about the benefits of TNR. For more information, email the Animal Defense League of Arizona. You can also attend one of our upcoming events.
Combat Animal Abuse
Cats are covered under the Arizona Animal Cruelty Statute 13-2910. If you witness or suspect animal cruelty, please follow these tips.