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Feral Cat Groups in Illinois

Animal Outreach Society's Feral Friends Program (McHenry County) – http://www.animaloutreachsociety.org/ (Once at the site, click the Programs menu item to find the Feral Friends link)

Feral Cat Program of the Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon Counties – http://www.springfield-illinois.com/apl/html/feral_cats.html

PACT Humane Society's Cat Overpopulation Resource Effort (CORE) – http://www.pacthumanesociety.org/core_main.htm

Spay and Stay (Lake County, Illinois) – http://www.spayandstay.org

Sterile Feral Foundation in McLean County – http://www.sterileferal.org/

Feral Cat Groups in other areas

AFCAT (Aggie Feral Cat Alliance of Texas) – http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/afcat

Alley Cat Allies is the national advocacy organization for humane feral cat management – http://www.alleycat.org. Check out ACA's Resources Page for a list of useful articles and how-to's.

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregonhttp://www.feralcats.com/

Feral Cat Foundation of Alameda and Contra Cost Counties, California – http://www.feralcatfoundation.org/

Fix Our Ferals of Oakland/East Bay area of California – http://www.fixourferals.org/index.php3

Indy Ferals of Indianaopolis, Indiana – http://www.indyferal.org/

Neighborhood Cats, New York City – http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/info/index.htm
Neighborhood Cats also offers an online course in feral cat TNR: http://www.suite101.com/course.cfm/17484/seminar

San Diego's Feral Cat Coalitionhttp://www.feralcat.com/

San Francisco's Feral Cat Assistance Programhttp://www.sfspca.org/feral/index.shtml
This successful program's amazing results are the inspiration for many other feral cat groups.

Silicon Valley Friends of Feralshttp://www.svff.org/

Humane Trapping Instructions

CSCC member Spay and Stay features illustrated instructions for trapping, using the excellent Tru-Catch trap. Visit http://www.spayandstay.org/howtotrap.htm.

For trapping instructions using a Tomahawk trap, visit http://www.feralcat.com/trapinst.html

Humane traps are available via Hearth of the Earth Marketing at http://www.animal-traps.com.

Articles

Feral Cat Frequently Asked Questions by PACT Humane Society – http://www.pacthumanesociety.org/core/feralfaq.htm

Article: Where Cats Belong and Where They Don't http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/03/6/wherecatsBelong6.03.html

Books

Community Approaches to Feral Cats by Margaret R. Slater – http://www.hsus2.org/sheltering/general/feral_book_pdf.html

Maverick Cats: Encounters With Feral Cats by Ellen Perry Berkeley – Check Amazon.com for used copies.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics in Chicago and Nearby Areas

Anti-Cruelty Society Spay/Neuter Clinic – http://www.anticruelty.org/spay_neuter_clinic.html

The Neuter Scooter (NW Indiana) – http://www.neuterscooter.com/

PAWS Chicagohttp://www.pawschicago.org/SpayNeuter/sn_main.htm

Videos

The San Francisco SPCA produces a set of nine videos covering all aspects of feral cat colony management, including taming feral kittens and relocating feral colonies.
Click http://www.sfspca.org/feral/index.shtml and follow the video link.

Alley Cat Allies excellent produces two excellent videos: A 10-minute overview of TNR that is perfect for educating all audiences and a longer video that focuses on the "how to" of TNR. Visit http://www.alleycat.org/videos.html

Neighborhood Cats produces a terrific, 10-minute video that brings interesting new perspectives to the lives of ferals and the people who help them. Available from Alley Cat Allies at http://www.alleycat.org/videos.html.

On the Road to Ending Feral Cat Overpopulation in Oregon: One Cat's Journey through Trap-Neuter-Return, produced by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. Can be ordered via mail for $15. Send your information to FCCO at PO Box 82734, Portland OR, 97282.