Feral Cats Ireland


The CATalyst Project aims to raise awareness of feral cats in Ireland and to promote best practice and training in Trap Neuter Return (TNR) programmes. The Project, initiated by Feral Cats Ireland, DoneDeal PetAware and Animal Advocacy, is based on the idea of citizens within a community implementing a humane management programme for feral or stray cats. The CATalyst Project fosters partnerships with local rescue groups, grassroots rescuers and local animal welfare groups.

We recognise that success is based on community partnerships. Combined, these partnerships are integral to ending feline homelessness and overpopulation. Individuals can’t solve the problem, but when several partners work side-by-side we can make a huge impact in saving and improving the lives of these beautiful animals.

We have developed a handbook, How to Help Feral Cats, to provide a blueprint for creating a programme to help feral cats and to motivate people in the community to support the project. This handbook, available to download (below), provides all the information and resources you need to create a successful Trap Neuter Return programme in your community.

The links mentioned in the Handbook are presently available on Animal Advocacy.

Short Link                                                      Where to find it

feralcatsireland.org/kittenmortality                    Kitten Mortality

feralcatsireland.org/videos                                   Videos

feralcatsireland.org/catalyst                                 CATalyst

feralcatsireland.org/communityrelations            Community Relations

feralcatsireland.org/caregivers                             Care Givers

feralcatsireland.org/paperwork                            Paperwork

feralcatsireland.org/consentform                        Consent Form

feralcatsireland.org/tracking                                Tracking

feralcatsireland.org/strayorferal                           Stray or Feral?

feralcatsireland.org/kittens                                   Kittens Guide

feralcatsireland.org/equipment                            Equipment

feralcatsireland.org/postsurgery                           Post Surgery

feralcatsireland.org/findingahome                       Finding a Home

feralcatsireland.org/feralfriendsvets                    Feral Friendly Vets

feralcatsireland.org/veterinarian                          For Veterinary Clinics

                                                                         and TNR for Veterinary Nurses

feralcatsireland.org/felv-fiv                                   FIV & FeLV

feralcatsireland.org/vaccines                                Vaccinations

feralcatsireland.org/earlyage                                Coming Soon!

feralcatsireland.org/eartip                                    Eartipping

feralcatsireland.org/fundraising                           Coming Soon!

feralcatsireland.org/equipment (2)                       Recommended Traps

feralcatsireland.org/traps                                      Workshops

feralcatsireland.org/training                                 Training

feralcatsireland.org/hardtotrap                            Hard to Trap Cats

feralcatsireland.org/traptransfer                          Trap Transfer

feralcatsireland.org/colonymonitoring                Colony Monitoring

                                                                         and Caregiver Colony Monitoring

feralcatsireland.org/targetedtrapping                  Targetted Trapping

feralcatsireland.org/colonycare                            Colony Care

feralcatsireland.org/feralfriends                           Feral Friends

feralcatsireland.org/gethelp                                  email Feral Cats Ireland

feralcatsireland.org                                                Feral Cats Ireland


Feral Cat Care Guide for Veterinary Nurses

Limerick Feral Cats have produced a wonderful Feral Cat Care Guide for Veterinary Nurses which is available to download above.  Feel free to print off a copy for yourself, a Veterinary Nurse you know or your local Veterinary practice.  Here is a quote from the guide: ‘Considering that techniques for handling and restraint of feral cats are hugely different to that for tame cats, it came to a huge surprise to me that there is no information on feral cat care in any of the standard veterinary nursing textbooks. This information is essential, not least of all to protect the safety of the nurse treating these animals. This booklet hopes to redress the balance. I hope that it will bring more nurses to appreciate how frightened these poor cats are when trapped, transported and admitted to vet practices for neutering. We can alleviate their anxiety in very simple ways that require no extra time or cost. But equally, I also hope that the information in this booklet will encourage nurses to be better

advocates for feral cats.’