TNR: Humane Trapping

Becoming a cat colony carer is a big but rewarding commitment.  This is not a job to be taken lightly.  In our last post, we talked about the importance of monitoring the health of the cats in the colony, especially when it comes to parasites. 

The first order of business for a cat colony, however, is stabilizing the population. And this means trap, neuter, release or TNR.  The neuter/spay part is of course done by a vet, and in future blogs we’ll share resources for reducing the costs of this all-important procedure. 

But first, you must trap.

What’s the best way?  We’ve found this web page to be especially helpful in outlining all of the steps and providing some very important tips.  Plus there is a PDF version, for those of you that prefer it.

Feral Cat Coalition

Humane Trapping Instructions PDF

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