What is a TNR program?

Today is Feral Cat Day! In honor of our feral feline friends, we wanted to highlight some of our local TNR programs.

TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Release or Trap-Neuter-Return. Sometimes, feral cats cannot be homed. TNR programs provide a humane and effective approach to helping to control the feral cat population. There also are Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) programs that administer rabies and FVRCP vaccines. TNR programs provide more than just a way to stabilize a cat colony. They also help take off the added stress of mating & pregnancy, improve physical health and reduce mating behaviors that humans find disruptive (yowling, spraying).

If you ever see a cat with a tipped ear they most likely have been part of a TNR program. What are some rescues in our area that are participating in TNR programs?

  1. Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals
  2. Animal Friends Alliance
  3. Duncan’s Place

For more information on TNR programs visit alleycat.org to learn how TNR programs are beneficial to a community and how TNVR programs work.

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