Trap Neuter Return Program

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)

 

*** NOTICE – WE ARE PROUD TO REPORT THAT WE HAVE COMPLETED MORE THAN 300 FREE TNR SURGERIES TO FERAL AND COMMUNITY CATS IN WARREN COUNTY THIS YEAR!

DUE TO THE COLD TEMPERATURES, WE HAVE PAUSED OUR TNR PROGRAM AND WE WILL RESUME OUR TNR EFFORTS IN THE SPRING OF 2024! ***

 

T.N.R. is the ONLY proven Humane and Effective method of addressing our community cat populations here in Warren County.  This allows the cats to live a long, happy life in the environment that they are comfortable with, while preventing the colony from reproducing.

TNR involves setting traps in order to catch outdoor, unowned and unsocialized cats.  Once trapped, they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and released back to their colony.  This is a service that we proudly offer to property owners who are struggling to manage a growing cat population.


Did you know that kittens can become pregnant at as young as 4-months old?  And that an unspayed female can have as many as 180 kittens during her lifetime?

A successful TNR program requires help from the property owners. Unfortunately, we do not have dedicated staffing for this. If funding is available, we will gladly go over the process of trapping with property owners and teach you how to use traps appropriately. We will require that the property owners do the trapping and transport to the HSWC Spay Clinic for services.

 

It also requires funding! Our cost for surgeries alone is $75 per animal. If you are willing to contribute towards the TNR fund, please reach out to Kayla at .

To apply for help, begin by filling out an application and submitting it to the shelter.

TNR Protocol & Application Form