The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

Dog welfare resources

Canine Catch Neuter Return (CNR) Good Practice Guides and videos

CNR street dog

There are a series of short videos and pdf guidelines that highlight the essential components of a successful catch-neuter-return (CNR) programme.

The videos were all opportunistically filmed in collaboration with animal welfare organisations working in the field. No animals were harmed in the making of these videos. The University of Edinburgh and the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education does not take any liability or responsibility for anyone who uses or misuses the content and guidance contained within the videos. They are intended as educational and animal welfare awareness raising resources in relation to CNR.

JMICAWE does not necessarily advocate for the processes or procedures undertaken in the videos. They have been filmed in the context of certain logistical and cultural conditions, which may include limited access to certain drugs and facilities.

Please be aware that some viewers may find the videos upsetting due to scenes of trauma, disease, or surgery.

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Click on the buttons below and explore the videos, guidelines (pdfs) and additional resources for each stage of the CNR process.


Stage 1  Planning a CNR programme

Stage 2 Dog handling, capture and transport

Stage 3  Dog kennels or holding area

Stage 4  The peri-operative stage

Stage 5  The post-operative stage

Stage 6  Return

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