What is a Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program?

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

What does TNR stand for?

TNR stands for Trap-Neuter-Release or Trap-Neuter-Return.

What is a Trap Neuter Release program?

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).

Can you visually identify cats that are part of TNR programs?

If you ever see a cat with a tipped ear they most likely have been part of a TNR program (like the one in this blogs header image).

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.

Did you learn what a trap neuter release program is? Let us know if you have a cat that’s ever been a part of one in the comments or @WetNosesPetSitting.

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