HSHV's Trap, Neuter, and Return Program aims to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats while supporting a higher quality of life and reducing unnecessary euthanasia of feral cats.
Trap, Neuter, and Return, also known as TNR, is exactly what it sounds like. All the cats in the colony are humanely trapped, in live traps, then brought to the shelter. This can be performed by the colony caretaker, HSHV volunteers or HSHV staff.
Once the cats are at the shelter they are sterilized, ear tipped for recognition, vaccinated against the rabies virus, and all females are treated with a dose of penicillin, to aid in the healing process from surgery. After the cat is sterilized it stays at HSHV overnight to recuperate from surgery. Cats are then returned to their original habitat. Colony caretakers continue to provide food and monitor the health of the colony.
TNR is the only method proven to be humane and effective at controlling feral cat population growth. The goal of any community cat management program is to maximize the quality of life for the cats, to eliminate the existing colony over time through attrition, and to elevate the worth of community cats, and cats in general, through education and awareness.
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Click here to view a community map that shows you all the areas that the HSHV Community Cat Program has successfully preformed TNR services.
You can help HSHV track and monitor feral cat colonies in Washtenaw County. None of your personal information will be shared and we do not publish specific addresses. Please fill out this small survey. We thank you.
Please contact our Community Cat Coordinator at (734) 661-3523 or email email@example.com
We know that some people like to trap cats on their own. If you are trapping your own colony, these are the steps you must take:
If you do not have access to a live trap you can rent one from HSHV. Trap rentals are $75 each, with $65 of the money being refundable when you return the live trap.
If you are interested in different trapping options, or becoming a certified Community Cat Manager, please click here and register for one of our upcoming training sessions.
If you need assistance with trapping community cats for the TNR program please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not remove cats from their current colony. This only leaves a voided space for new cats to enter.
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