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Trap Neuter Release (TNR)

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What is a Feral Cat?

Feral cats are domestic cats that have not been socialized to people. When left to themselves, they continue to reproduce kittens that are only socialized to other cats and are afraid of people. According to the ASPCA, the number of feral cats in the U.S. is estimated to be in the tens of millions.

What are the benefits of TNR?

  • Ends the breeding cycle and stabilizes the population
  • Eliminates or minimizes annoying behaviors such as spraying, yowling, and fighting.
  • Helps end the suffering of unwanted, homeless cats.
  • Reduces euthanasia due to the number of kittens flooding our overburdened shelter.

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