Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the process of humanely (non-lethally) trapping free-roaming community cats to have them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and then returned to the location where they were trapped.
TNR is the most humane way to manage free-roaming cat colonies. TNR programs decrease cat colony size over time, resulting in the reduction of nuisance behaviors and a decrease in shelter euthanasia of healthy community cats.
Our clinic offers a limited amount of spay/neuter appointments for free-roaming cats each month. The appointment includes the spay/neuter surgery, ear tip, vaccines (FVRCP and rabies) and topical flea preventative. The cost is $50 per cat.
To schedule an appointment, email email@example.com.
*Free-roaming cat appointments are for community cats only. Please schedule spay/neuter appointments for your pet cat using our online scheduling tool.
Humane Trap Rental
A small inventory of humane traps are available to rent for a deposit of $80, which is fully refunded upon return of the trap within 30 days. To rent a humane trap, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Educational Resources
- How to live with cats in your neighborhood
- How to help feral cats: a step-by-step guide to TNR
- Trapping Cats
- What to do if you find a litter of abandoned kittens (blog post)