What is TNR?
TNR or better known as Trap-Neuter-Return, is the humane and effective approach for managing stray and feral cats in the country. Now practiced for decades in the US, scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return programs improve the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.
TNR is exactly as it sounds: Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered or spayed and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their outdoor homes. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes.
Research has shown, that TNR programs not only stops reproduction, but also improves the cats lives by reducing the stress that is inherent in a breeding colony. Fact is, animal control, pounds, and shelters have been removing & killing feral cats for decades with no end in sight. With Trap-Neuter-Return programs available, the senseless killing of cats with zero results needs to come to an end.
Trap-Neuter-Return IS a life-saving solution for these beautiful creatures.
We have TNR’d 19 colonies since October 2013. The map below shows where we have been.