Resources for Municipalities


APLNJ provides New Jersey municipalities, as well as business and residential complexes, with the information and tools needed to establish an effective Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policy and program. Support of TNR, along with an aggressive public education program emphasizing the benefits of spaying and neutering, is critical in the effort to stem the feral cat population crisis in New Jersey.

Please read on to see how we might help you manage your community cat populations.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return

Why Trap-Neuter-Return

Benefits of TNR

Who Supports TNR


Contact us to learn more about the following services we provide free of charge to municipalities, as well as residential complexes.

  • offer presentations to health and animal control officers, administrators, mayors and council members, as well as apartment complex managers, on the many benefits of instituting a TNR program
  • help devise and implement a TNR program specific to your municipality
  • works with municipal officials to explore funding options and find the lowest cost spay/neuter services in the area
  • draft ordinances and policies with relation to a TNR program
  • connect your town with experienced TNR individuals and organizations in your area who may be able to implement your TNR program with you or for you
  • advocate on the state level for funding and support of TNR
  • assist with management of feral cat populations in apartment or high volume housing areas
  • support and provide public education opportunities emphasizing the benefits of spaying and neutering

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Project TNR offers presentations to health and animal control officers, administrators and mayors and council members on the many benefits of instituting a TNR program. Additionally, we are available to present to businesses and high volume residential complexes.

Feral Cats and Wildlife

New Jersey Wildlife Action Plan

NJ Feral Cat & Wildlife Coalition — A pilot program for the management of feral cat colonies in wildlife sensitive areas in Burlington County, NJ


Below is just a selection of studies of feral cats. As with studies about almost any issues, there are varied results. Project TNR believes that the most pertinent data for municipalities should be what has worked for other municipalities in New Jersey.

Published research on feral cats and TNR

Nutter, Felicia Beth Evaluation of a Trap-Neuter-Return Management Program for Feral Cat Colonies

Summaries of Selected Studies