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.
Location: Animal Humane's Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic
Times: Monday - Thursday, drop off 7-7:30 am*
Street Cat Companions, a subsidiary of New Mexico Animal Friends (NMAF), conducts feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) clinics at Animal Humane’s Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic the second Sunday of every month, with occasional scheduling changes around holidays. Any concerned citizen may bring a feral cat(s) to these clinics.
They request that all cats be brought in covered traps, but exceptions can be made if this is not possible. Each cat must be accompanied by a plastic pet carrier and a towel for post-operative recovery. Sterilization services are provided at $15 per surgery. Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to Street Cat Companions. Drop-off begins at 7:30 am in the south parking lot of Animal Humane’s 615 Virginia St SE Veterinary Clinic. For more information about monthly TNR clinics or trap rentals, please call NMAF at 505.881.7297.
To learn more about TNR, visit the following links:
Humane Society of the United States Position Statement on TNR
Alley Cat Allies
Best Friends Animal Society
Stray Cat Alliance
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project