The Importance of Trap Neuter Return (TNR)
It is alarming to know:
Female cats can become pregnant as young as 16 weeks of age.
Female cats have 2 or 3 litters a year.
In seven years a single female cat and her kittens can produce 420,000 more cats 🤯
Abandoned cats often live-in vacant lots, dodge cars, and eat from trash cans.
Cats suffer extremes in treatment and weather.
Abandoned cat’s lifespan is often short, sometimes lasting for just two or three years.
70% of Cats that enter the shelter system never make it back out 😥
There are so many reasons to embrace and promote TNR! Trap-Neuter-Return:
-Stabilizes feral cat colonies
-Improves cats’ lives
-Answers the needs of the community
-Protects cats’ lives
Also, leaders of major humane programs all over America agree that cats live healthier, more peaceful lives after TNR. “It helps to stabilize the number of cats in the community,” says Bonney Brown, executive director of the Nevada Humane Society in Reno, Nevada.
-Trap-Neuter-Return relieves cats of the constant stresses of mating and pregnancy.
-Mating behaviors cease, like roaming, yowling, spraying, and fighting.
-Cats’ physical health improves.
-Cats are vaccinated against rabies.
-Cats live long, healthy lives.
The solution that works for everyone is Trap-Neuter-Return.
Cats have been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the mid-twentieth century that it became practical to keep them indoors. Cats in the wild are a natural component of our environment.
Cat Rescues use Trap-Neuter-Return to humanely control the population, enhance the lives of the cats, save money for the government, address neighbors concerns, and work with the entire community to find a solution that benefits everyone!
If you want to aid us and the cat population, consider giving to our ongoing fundraiser to expand our capacity for community impact!