Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a comprehensive, ongoing program in which free-roaming and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns, and rural areas are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians then returned to their original location.
Animal Humane endorses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the only proven humane and effective method to manage feral cat colonies.
What are feral cats?
Feral cats are cats that are unsocialized with humans and may be one or more generations removed from a home environment. Typically, feral cats live in a group, or colony, of similar cats. These cats and their offspring are victims of abandonment, accidental loss, and failure by owners to sterilize their pets.
Can I surrender feral cats on my property/in my neighborhood to Animal Humane?
Free-roaming or feral cats are not accepted at Animal Humane because these cats are not socialized with humans, and therefore, cannot be safely handled or adopted. Rather, we welcome you to take advantage of our Trap-Neuter-Return program.
Animal Humane offers free Tru-Catch gravity-driven traps for a refundable $50 deposit. Please call 505.255.5523, Ext. 105 to reserve a trap or stop by our Main Campus and visit the big blue building to pick one up.