A cat living behind Vons in Santee. The entire colony has been fixed.

A cat living behind Vons in Santee. The entire colony has been fixed.

Trap-Neuter-Return

Trap-Neuter-Return, otherwise known as TNR, is the only method of feral cat population control that has been proven successful. 

 

We provide this service free of charge to members of the community who request our help (though we do welcome and need donations). If you need help, please fill out the Feral Trapping Request form found under Get Help tab.

The process is as the name implies:

Trap: Feral and stray cats are trapped using humane trapping methods
(box traps, drop traps, nets, etc.).
Neuter: Trapped cats are brought to veterinarians to be neutered or spayed and have their ear tipped so that we can identify them as a fixed feral cat.
Return: Cats are returned to where they were trapped to live out the remainder of their lives.

 
Our drop trap in action

Our drop trap in action

Our goals with TNR are to:
1) Reduce the number of homeless animals in our community.
2) Reduce (unadoptable) euthanasia rates at our local shelters and humane societies.
3) Reduce animal suffering by controlling the feral cat population. 
4) Help the community and improve the relationship between members of our community and the cats who, by no choice of their own, call our streets home.