TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Return. TNR is the method by which community cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped, tattooed and then returned to their original colony to live out their lives. These cats are cared for by individuals in the community.
TNR has been shown to be the least costly and most humane way of stabilizing community cat populations. Removing cats from an area by killing or relocating them is not only cruel but ineffective. Scientific research has shown that every time cats are removed, the population rebounds through a natural phenomenon known as the “vacuum effect.” An influx of new cats settle into the area from neighboring territories or are born from survivors, thereby drawing the community into a costly, endless cycle of trapping and killing. TNR helps to stabilize and reduce the population over time.
Ends the breeding cycle and stabilizes populations of community cats. Cats have more space, shelter, food and less disease.
Neutering males eliminates or minimizes nuisance behaviors such as roaming, spraying/marking by males, fighting and yowling
Spaying females reduces their risk of developing breast, uterine or ovarian cancer. They will also attract fewer tom cats to the area since they will no longer go into heat.
Sterilized cats are less stressed, healthier and coexist more peacefully with humans and each other
Reduces and eventually eliminates cat colonies over time
TNR is endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as “the most humane, effective and financially sustainable strategy controlling free-roaming cat populations” and “the only proven humane and effective method to manage feral cat colonies.”
For more information on Community Cats and TNR, please visit the ASPCA Community Cat Website
Spay Neuter Vets provides a low cost spay/neuter for colony caregivers.
1 year Rabies vaccine
Ear tip (what's this?)
The cat must be brought in a humane cat trap. One (1) cat per trap. Kittens must be at least 2 pounds or 8 weeks of age.
Please use our online booking system to request a TNR appointment.
If there are no openings on the day you would like, please email us at email@example.com or text us at 678-834-0777 with the number of cats and the date you plan to bring them in.
Depending on our schedule, we may be able to accommodate you.
We understand that you may not know exactly how many cats you will trap, however an estimate is appreciated. Drop off is at 7:00a.
Please contact us if you have any questions.