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TNR or better known as Trap-Neuter-Return, is the humane and effective approach for managing stray and feral cats in the country and world. Now practiced for decades in the US and abroad, 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 colony outdoors. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted
into homes. 


Research has shown, that TNR programs stop the breeding cycle of cats improving their lives while preventing reproduction. Fact is, animal services, 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. Please do not call Animal Services if you find a feral or abandoned cat. There is zero chance that the cat will survive as they are not adoptable. Please TNR!!!


Trap-Neuter-Return IS a life-saving solution for these beautiful creatures. Read More from Alley Cat Allies


Links to TNR Information:

How TNR Works

TNR Explained by Jackson Galaxy

Best Friends FAQ about TNR 

TNR Overview

CARE TNR Door Hangers

Trapping Tips

More Trapping Tips

Caring for Cats in Traps

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