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What Is Trap-Neuter Return (TNR)?

It is exactly what it sounds like: Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated. Additionally, the cats' ear is "tipped" so that it is easily distinguishable as a sterilized cat by animal control and the public.  After recovery, the cats are returned to their home—their colony—outdoors. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes.

Grounded in science, TNR stops the breeding cycle of cats and therefore improves their lives while preventing reproduction.  TNR provides a life-saving, effective solution for these beautiful, independent cats.

There are so many reasons to embrace and promote TNR!

  • TNR Stabilizes feral cat colonies
  • TNR Improves cats' lives
  • TNR Answers the needs of the community
  • TNR Protects cats' lives
  • TNR Works—other methods just don't