Trap, Neuter, Return Program:
Caring for and eliminating reproduction in feral cat colonies
Washoe County and Carson City are home to tens of thousands of feral cats, most living in colonies. The NHS Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Program helps to create awareness about living harmoniously with feral cats and the benefits of TNR – the only effective and humane way to manage feral and outdoor cat populations – as well as facilitating TNR itself.
In 2018 alone, NHS helped over 2000 cat in Washoe County and Carson City by getting them spayed/neutered, vaccinating them, and giving them any other medical care they might need. Without resources such as our TNR Program, it is unlikely that most of these cats would ever receive care, and in many communities across the US they would have instead been put to death the moment they entered the shelter.
By working with countless caretakers, volunteers, and rural organizations, NHS works to improve the lives of cats, improve their relationships with the communities in which they live, and diminish free-roaming cat populations. Through our Barn Cat Adoption Program, we give feral cats with no other options the second chance they deserve. For more information on Nevada Humane Society’s Trap, Neuter, Return Program, call 775-856-2000 ext. 337 or email TNR@nevadahumanesociety.org. For more information on our Barn Cat Adoption Program, click here.
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