TNR: Trap, Neuter, Return

Kittens at the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County. Photo by Kristin Yarbrough
Yes, these kittens at the Blount County shelter are adorable — but will they find homes? Will there be space in the shelter for all of the cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies brought in? By sharing low-cost spay/neuter options and by sterilizing your animals and your community's resident cats, you help save lives.

how to help feral & community cats (TNR)

Trap, neuter, return (TNR) is the proven method for helping feral and friendly community cats. TNR stabilizes cat populations by preventing new kittens from being born, saving tax dollars and lives. TNR also ends aggressive behavior, spraying, and yowling, and fighting. For a thorough explanation of TNR, see Alley Cat Allies' guide.

If you need assistance with trapping, transport, or expenses, please ask your neighbors, request help on Facebook local groups, etc. With TNR, the cats can live healthy lives in your community. Without it, the cat population will quickly increase and many cats will be killed, a tragedy that you can prevent.