Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society


What is Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)

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Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) saves lives

According to a national advocacy group for community and feral cats, Alley Cat Allies:

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the humane approach to addressing community cat populations. It works, it saves cats’ lives and is effective. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. TNR improves the co-existence between outdoor cats and humans in our shared environment. This is why so many cities are adopting it. TNR has become mainstream and for cats and communities, TNR works.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return? A Catch, Spay/Neuter and Return to home Program for Cats

In a Trap-Neuter-Return program, community cats are humanely trapped (with box traps), brought to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped (the universal sign that a community cat has been neutered and vaccinated), and then returned to their outdoor home.For more information on how to successfully trap and humanely manage community cats in your neighborhood, please see