What is TNRM?
Trap-Neuter-Return-Monitor (TNRM) is the process of humanely trapping free-roaming community cats to have them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and then returned to the location where they were trapped while monitoring their continued safety.
TNRM, also referred to as Trap-Neuter-Return or TNR, is the most humane way to manage free-roaming cats. TNRM programs help control the growth of community cat populations and improve their health through vaccination. In addition, sterilized community cats generally engage in fewer nuisance behaviors such as marking their territory or mating.
Community Cat Service
Pasadena Humane offers a limited amount of spay/neuter appointments for free-roaming community cats each month. The cost is $50 per cat. In order to create a sustainable program, we appreciate those who can pay for this service do so. We understand that some community members cannot afford the full $50, but still want to help community cats. For these community members, there are coupon codes you can use at time of checkout ranging from 25% off to 100% off. This is an honor system and we appreciate your judicious use of these discounts. The appointment includes the spay/neuter surgery, ear tip, vaccines (FVRCP and rabies) and topical flea preventative. The cat’s caretaker is responsible for trapping and releasing the cat.
Our clinic is currently closed due to COVID-19 and facility repairs. Please check back for updates. We anticipate reopening in late August.
All cats must come to the appointment in a humane trap. Humane traps can be purchased online from retailers like Tomahawk, Havahart, Tru Catch and Amazon. We have a small inventory of humane traps available to borrow for a deposit of $80. The deposit is fully refunded upon return of the trap. Contact us at email@example.com to borrow a humane trap. Please note, trap rentals are for TNRM appointments only.
If you are a first-time cat trapper, we have found these resources from Alley Cat Allies helpful:
You may also consider reaching out to your neighbors via Nextdoor – you will likely find someone is already doing TNRM and you can join forces with them.