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Feature May 2017 Issue

How To Get Involved in TNR

Ear tipping is a way to identify cats that have been neutered and vaccinated.

How To Get Involved in TNR

If you’re a concerned citizen, this an important way you can help the homeless cats in your neighborhood. Here are the resources to get you started.

Trap Neuter Return (TNR) is a non-lethal method of controlling community cat populations that has been practiced in the United States since the early 1990s. Using this technique, all the feral (wild) cats in a colony (group) are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, treated for any injuries, ear tipped for identification and then returned to their home territory where they are fed, sheltered and monitored by a caregiver. Whenever possible, kittens and friendly adults are removed from the colony and offered for adoption.

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