A Trap Neuter Release program offered by the Dubois County Humane Society uses the only management program proven effective in lowering the numbers of feral cats in communities. The Trap Neuter Release program coins feral cats, “community cats.” It’s a “no-kill” solution to feral cats in municipalities around the globe. The Dubois County Human Society’s Trap Neuter Release program is a smart, affordable solution to population control.
Trap Neuter Release, also known as TNR, is when community members trap a feral cat in a live trap, bring them to a veterinarian for a low cost or free spay or neuter and then release the cat back where they found the furry thing. While getting the spay or neuter in Dubois County by an experience veterinarian, the cats also get an “eartip.” The eartip is a small harmless notch cut from the tip of one ear. It tells feral cat caregivers and animal control that the cat has been vaccinated and received a spay or neuter.
Trap Neuter Release Keeps Feral Cat Populations Lower
The programs relies on cats’ territorial nature. See, for ages, animal control would catch and euthanize feral cats. That never solved any problems though. Other cats would simply move in to the vacant territory. Fighting over the territory would increase, spreading diseases and adding to the marking problem so many people hate. But an altered cat who has been through a Trap Neuter Release program is less likely to spray, fight and spread disease.
Another thing Dubois County residents enjoy is the less likely chance that their own house cats will get euthanized if they escape. They may come home with an ear tip and altered, but many pet owners just assume the ear was injured in a fight or something. Trap Neuter Release services are available at the Dubois County Humane Society for free! Of course, request a reasonable $30 donation from caregivers. This is an extremely low amount for a spay or neuter in Indiana. Still, they won’t turn a cat away if the caregiver can’t afford the TNR expense.
Trap Neuter Release Service in Dubois County
TNR in Dubois County is offered the first and third Monday of each month. You’ll need to call ahead to sign up for this rewarding service though!
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