Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a program in which outdoor (feral) cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to the location where they were found. Colony caretakers provide food, water and shelter as necessary. TNR is the most humane and effective method for stabilizing and eventually reducing outdoor cat populations. Left unsterilized, the feral cats and their offspring would continue to reproduce, potentially introducing thousands of unwanted cats into the community.
If you have a cat colony in your neighborhood, please fill out the application below and one of our TNR volunteers will reach out as soon as possible to get you scheduled for a appointment. If you have additional questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Trap-Neuter-Return, including step by step trapping guides, please visit alleycat.org
For financial assistance providing TNR services to your colony HSMC works with the
Spay USA grant program for feral caretakers. Fill out an application here. SpayUSA
Other TNR resources in our area include (and please call them directly for information):