In early 2018, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter initiated a big push in its Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program. With the warmer seasons approaching, our Community Cat Program Coordinator has been able to set traps in the community, and as of May we have been able to spay and neuter about 150 cats.
How does TNR work, and why is it important?
- In a TNR program, feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered and returned to their home environment.
- In our shelter’s TNR program, cats are not only spayed/neutered, they are also vaccinated against rabies and micro-chipped.
- Trap, neuter, release is the only proven way to stop feral cat overpopulation.
- If you see a cat that has been ear tipped, meaning the tip of the left ear has been shaven off, the cat has been spayed or neutered as a part of this program.
- Volunteers are needed to keep this momentum going. We’re looking for volunteers to help set traps and caregivers of colonies who would be interested in participating in the program. To see what the TNR process is like, please watch the video.