TNR Training and Events

Feeding outdoor cats? See stray cats? Be the one to stop another generation from being homeless – Get them fixed!

Learn best practices in caring for community cats, humane trapping for sterilization, winter sheltering tips and colony management.

Class certification entitles you to $25 TNR sterilization package at All About Animals Rescue; package includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine and mandatory eartip. Normally $55.

Find out more about All About Animals Rescue’s TNR program and how else we can help you.


In Person Training Available in Warren

2nd Sunday of every month except holidays.
(May 19, 2024)

Next Warren Class:
Sunday, April 14, 2024. 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.

All About Animals Rescue
23451 Pinewood Street, Warren, MI 48091

How do I register? Registration is required. Please email your name, telephone number, city of residence and class date you will be attending to

Class Fee: $10 fee covers class supplies and a take home TNR handbook. Groups are welcome to share a book. Pay at the door.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days of class or are experiencing symptoms – please attend one of our online classes instead.


Online TNR Training Options

1) AAAR Online TNR Training via Zoom

3rd Sunday of every month, except April and June: April 14, June 30, 2024. April class scheduled back to April 21.

Next class: Sunday, April 21, 2024; 2 pm – 5 pm

  • Class is free
  • Video participation required.
  • Registration required.
  • To register for Zoom TNR class, please email the following information to by the morning prior to class:
    • Attendee’s first and last name
    • Address
    • Telephone number (please note if the number has text capability)
    • Preferred email address
    • If more than one attendee, please provide each attendees information.
    • You will receive login and class instructions prior to the class. If you do not, please alert us at

2) Neighborhood Cats/Community Cats Podcast Online Webinar TNR Training:

To be certified through All About Animals Rescue after taking the NC/CCP class, you must email with your:

1) Certificate of completion
2) Name
3) Address
4) Phone
5) Email address

One Saturday a month. Typically the first or second Saturday.
Please check class dates and register with Neighborhood Cats/Community Cats Podcast directly here.
$10 Fee

Expert instructors from Neighborhood Cats will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management. Learn what TNR is and why it works. We’ll cover getting along with neighbors, preparations for trapping, trapping itself (including entire colonies at once), feeding, providing winter shelter and more. Take advantage of the interactive format, extensive handouts, and video footage of actual projects. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and gain access to an ongoing Facebook group for networking with other TNR activists. Instructed by Susan Richmond, Executive Director of Neighborhood Cats, and Bryan Kortis, National Programs Director. 


Online Resources Accessible Anytime:

Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook
Neighborhood Cats, How to perform a Mass Trapping for TNR

Alley Cat Allies Resources


Want to Help Community Cats? – Volunteer Opportunities

If you are willing to help, please, with your contact information and what areas you are willing to volunteer in. We need help in the following areas:

•Transport of the cats before and after surgery is desperately needed.


•Building winterized shelters for outside cats

•Mentoring others

•Recovery – keeping the cats for a few days while they recover

•Cutting up blankets and sewing them to make trap covers

•Rotating days with a care taker to feed a colony


Don’t Have Time? Donate! See Our TNR Wish List!

Contact us about TNR by emailing us at

COVID-19 Cat Food Assistance: We are grateful to be the recipient of an Alley Cat Allies emergency disaster grant bringing food relief to caretakers in need. Nearly 7,000 lbs of food is helping cats in Warren and surrounding areas stay fed during the COVID-19 crisis. Email