What is TNR?
TNR, or 'Trap, Neuter, Release,' refers to the practice of trapping, altering, and then releasing feral cats who are generally not good candidates for socialization. In most cases, cats born outside or those who have been away from humans for some time are essentially wild animals-- they are not trusting of humans and not particularly suited to life indoors. In order to help reduce the number of litters born into this situation, feral cats are spayed or neutered, and vaccinated, and then released to live out the remainder of their lives. Any newcomers that arrive (which are typically 'dumped' by irresponsible owners) will also be altered and vaccinated. These cats are often cared for in colonies, which typically maintain a stable population that eventually shrinks as cats pass away.
While not ideal- some consider feral cats a nuisance, and they are unfortunately not good neighbors with birds- stray and feral cats are a problem caused by humans, and TNR is the most effective humane way to combat the problem.
Cherished Cats Rescue Alliance supports TNR efforts by providing logistical, and, when possible, financial support for trapping efforts as well as colony maintenance. If you need information and/or financial assistance with spaying/neutering a stray or feral cat, please complete our assistance form here and we’ll be in touch.
Please use the PayPal donation button below to make a contribution to Cherished Cat's TNR efforts. A PayPal account is not required, and your donation is tax deductible. Donations of both dry and canned cat food are also greatly appreciated.