What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is practiced by Town Cats. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which involves humanely trapping stray and feral cats and having them vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and “eartipped” before returning them to their outdoor home, is the only effective method of stabilizing outdoor cat colonies. As a result of TNR, the birth of new kittens in the colony slows down and eventually ends when all the cats are spayed/neutered. In addition, socialized cats and kittens are spayed/neutered and then often put up for adoption, causing an immediate reduction in the population size.
After using the cruel, costly catch and kill method for decades and failing to stabilize cat populations, local officials and animal control officers everywhere have realized that they need a completely different approach. Some TNR programs have now been in place for as many as 25 years and are a testimony to how well this approach works. That’s why the number of municipalities that officially endorse this approach increased tenfold between 2003 and 2013.
Below, read why TNR works for many reasons.
TNR is the compassionate approach/solution to feral and stray cat overpopulation.
Trapping and killing does not solve the problem.
Without TNR new cats move in to replace those cats are removed.
Trapping and killing is more expensive than TNR
Caregivers will not allow trapping and killing.
Society does not support trapping and killing.
TNR helps reduce the number of cats euthanized at shelters
Town Cats will also provide spay/neuter services for free-roaming or pet cats at low cost. To take advantage of this service please contact us!
www.forgottencats.org or call the hotline at 302-429-0124
www.communitycatscoalition.com or call 443-909-8047