Facts About TNR (trap/neuter/return)
What is a Feral Cat ?
A feral cat is one that has little or no human contact,
is a stray or has been abandoned and has reverted to
the wild. Feral cats avoid human contact. Adult feral
cats usually cannot be socialized and are most content
living outside. Feral kittens up to ten weeks of age,
can often be tamed.
What is TNR ? Why TNR ?
Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is an effective way to
control feral colonies. Feral cats are found in every
community. When cats are not sterilized they
reproduce. Cats and their offspring bond together in
groups called colonies. The colonies stay where there
is a food source. People care for colonies and provide
food, water, and shelter.
To manage colonies, Trap/Neuter/Return is the only
solution. TNR is humane and painless. Cats will no
longer reproduce and the colony is manageable.
TNR is the only chance that feral cats have to live a
safe and healthy life. TNR requires comittment. For
assistance in TNR, please contact us at :
Why We TNR
The average life of a feral cat is 18 months.
Cats can reproduce as young as 5 months of age.
The gestation period of a cat is 56-65 days. Cat can go into heat every 14-21 days.
An unaltered cat and their offspring can produce over 400,000 cats in 7 years.
Early spay/neuter is beneficial to cats because :
- it produces less scar tissue
- it is less stressful on the cat
- there is a shorter recovery period when the cat is very young
- there is a lower risk of complications from surgery
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