Category: Trap Neuter Release Programs (TNR)

TNR programs that work with the local feral cat communities to prevent breeding and disease are the only effective means of working with the feral cats as well as humans in the neighborhood.

Feral Cat Population Increase In Palm Springs Neighborhood Prompts Health Concerns

Feral Cat Population Increase In Palm Springs Neighborhood Prompts Health Concerns

Palm Springs, CA – People in the movie colony east neighborhood in Palm Springs say the feral cat population there is exploding and it could cause serious health problems for some. “Over the past few weeks and months, I’ve seen an increase in the number of feral cats. There are

Finding Forever offers to help with Marion’s stray cats issue

MARION — Finding Forever, the volunteer-run, not-for-profit animal rescue organization based in Marion, wants to help the city with its stray cat problems, the Marion City Council heard on Monday night. Becca Baird, director of Finding Forever Animal Rescue, came before the council with a proposal that would see Finding

After 20 years, Paws of Plainville to close cat shelter

After 20 years, Paws of Plainville to close cat shelter

PLAINVILLE — Twenty years ago, there were no cat shelters in Plainville or Wrentham. So a group of volunteers set out to do what they thought would help both protect the population of stray cats in their community and stop that population from getting out of control. They set up

Wallingford cub scouts make shelters for feral cats

Wallingford cub scouts make shelters for feral cats

WALLINGFORD — Littering the floor and tables with chunks of Styrofoam, crayons and tape, a local Cub Scout pack created shelters for feral cats who lack a warm home this winter. “It makes them happy because they’re all animal lovers,” said Dawn Thomas, den leader of Pack 28’s third […]

Kill Them or Keep Them? The TNR and Feral Cat Colonies Discussion Begins

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), also known as Trap-Test-Vaccinate-Alter-Release (TTVAR), is a method being promoted by proponents as a humane alternative to euthanasia for managing and reducing feral cat and dog populations. TNR relies on sterilization of the cats or dogs so that they don’t breed. The method has been gaining increasingly widespread