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March is

International Community Cat

Trappers Month

TNVR (trap-neuter-vaccinate-return) is the practice of humanely trapping feral cats, spaying/neutering, vaccinating them against rabies, and then returning them to their colony to live out their lives.  During this process, strays and friendly cats are adopted into homes through rescue groups.   Feral cats are returned back to their habitats and watched over

by dedicated cat-lovers - all usually at the caretakers expense.


Cats are released at the same place they were trapped unless they are in imminent danger there.  Relocation is a long and difficult process, involving crating of the cats at their new home until they acclimate.  This is to avoid having them attempt to return to their orginal home. 


As you can see in many of these images, TNVR often includes eartipping . This is not painful, and is used to identify feral cats that have already been fixed. TNVR drastically reduces the birth rate of feral kittens, which in turn makes more space for adoptable animals at local shelters.

The Trapping Process
(click on the first picture to folow the process)
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