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Friday, October 16, 2020

Global Cat Day on October 16th raises awareness surrounding non-lethal feline programs across the country. More than any other shelter animal, cats and kittens face euthanization at a much higher rate. However, programs such as trap, neuter, and release (TNR) are making it possible for cats to live full and healthy lives right in our neighborhoods.

TNR programs aim to reduce shelters and overall colony populations across the country. TNR programs trap feral and stray cats. They are then neutered and vaccinated under the care of a veterinarian. Their ears are tipped to identify that they have been neutered. Then the cat is released back into the neighborhood where they were captured.

Why Adoption Doesn’t Always Work
Feral cats – cats that have never had human contact – don’t associate well with humans. They will always be feral and unable to be adopted. Feral cats prefer the wild. A TNR program offers them the best chance of living side by side with humans.

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    Isn’t every day cat day in households owned by cats?
    34 days ago
    Thank you for highlighting TNR programs. Much as cat lovers wish it could be, not all feral cats can live successfully in a home.
    39 days ago
    The county where I live, which is mostly rural, has a barn cat program. Feral cats that get caught are neutered/spayed and then adopted to people who need their rodent control abilities. The adopters must provide clean water, dry, warm shelter and supplemental food. The ferals get to live their peopleless lives while being cared for.
    43 days ago
    My DD has an adorable black ca that she rescued. Sweet disposition.

    43 days ago
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