Hello everyone. We are glad that you have made it to HSHV’s new TNR blog. We hope to use this as an outlet to convey new and useful information regarding TNR, both to better educate the general public on the usefulness of TNR, and also to provide useful information to those who are actively working to help our community cats. We have a wealth of knowledge from the people surrounding HSHV’s TNR program, including our medical team and our multiple trappers who have been TNR’ing for years, and we want to share that information.

Our goal is to publish a blog once a month.We will be creating short, informative, and actionable posts on topics that are either things we need you to know when working with HSHV’s TNR program, or things that are just good or useful for TNR advocates to know. We will also invite guest blog writers, and we encourage you to reach out if you are interested in writing anything for us.

Over the decades there has been an overwhelming push towards more humaneness towards pets and animals. As recently as  the 1970’s it was very common to see over 10 million dogs/cats euthanized each year (The New York Times), but thanks to improvements in methods for reuniting owners with their lost animals, increased adoption rates, and increases in spay and neuter rates, this has fallen to 1.5 million a year, and is still decreasing (ASPCA). The amount of animals that come through shelters are also down, around 6.5 million a year. TNR – as anyone who has found this page probably already is a huge part of how to humanely control animal populations.

Please let us know if there are specific topics you would like us to cover, and check back each month to see what we’ve added. We can be reached at [email protected].