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The Case for TNR


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Alley Cats Allies has documented statistics that prove that the Trap-Neuter-Release model for feral cats is the most effective plan for controlling and reducing cat colonies.

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The Case for TNR

  1. 1. WHY TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN FERAL CATS? Source: - protects Presentation designed by Diahan Krahulek
  2. 2. WHY TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN (TNR)? Reduces numbers in feral cat colonies Improves cats’ quality of life Addresses public’s concern about neighborhood safety Saves cats’ lives Proves to be most effective model
  3. 3. REDUCES NUMBERS Neutered cats do not reproduce, so colonies decrease over time. Kittens can be socialized and adopted by families.
  4. 4. IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE Reduces stress of frequent pregnancies Stops mating behaviors (e.g., roaming, yowling, spraying, fighting) Reduces rabies outbreaks
  5. 5. ADDRESSES PUBLIC SAFETY Colony sizes eventually decrease Cats fight less, which decreases neighborhood disturbances
  6. 6. SAVES CATS’ LIVES Decreases shelter intake of feral cats Saves shelters money by stopping euthanasia and disposal protocols Offers solution to public’s belief that cats are safer outside than taken in by shelters
  7. 7. MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION 30 years of catch-and-kill method has not reduced numbers as much as TNR Unrealistic to think all feral cats can be rehabilitated to be family pets Relocation increases animal stress and creates vacuum