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About TNR

TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Release/Return. We are adding a second leg to the concept - Trap, Neuter, Rehome.

While TNR can be a controversial subject, eliminating community cats generally does not solve the problem. When a colony is eliminated, more feral cats will move into the territory, and a brand new colony will need to be managed from the ground up. Nearly 70% of cats and kittens that enter animal shelters are euthanized. Cutting off the source of new kittens should be the end goal, and sterilizing adult feral and stray cats is a big step in that process.


More about Feral Cats:

Feral cats as those that were born and raised in the wild, or cats who have been abandoned or lost and have become feral in order to survive. These are often called "community cats." Many community cats are feral and do not tolerate human contact. They may live in colonies and seek out abandoned structures as shelter.

More about Stray Cats:

Strays are usually accustomed to human contact and are often reliant on food put out by humans for survival. They may have been pets that were abandoned or lost at some point, but for whatever reason do not turn feral and can be re-acclimated to living with or near humans as companion animals. Feral kittens can very often be socialized and tamed.


Resources:

A Closer Look at Community Cats



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