TNVR Program

What is TNVR?

TNVR stands for Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate and Return. It involves trapping the feral, stray and free roaming cats, getting them neutered, vaccinated for anti-rabies, marking them with ear tattoo and releasing them back to their original habitat.

Stray & Feral Cats

  • A stray cat is a cat who has been socialized to people at some point in her life, but has left or lost her domestic home, as well as most human contact and dependence. Over time, a stray cat can become feral as her contact with humans dwindles.
  • Feral cats are the result of a domestic catbeing abandoned or lost and left to fend for itself. The offspring of the domestic (now considered feral) cat are usually never handled by people and become terrified. Many times, when approached by people, they will hiss out of fright.

Myths about feral cats.

  • Feral cats are sick cats - Most feral cats lived healthy lives outdoors.
  • Feral cats spread diseases – Feral cats mostly avoid direct human contact thus are less likely to be spreading diseases.
  • Feral cats attack people - Their lack socialization results fear of human interaction, they will run away out of fear and will only defend themselves when they feel threatened.
  • Feral should be taken to shelters for adoption –It is usually difficult to socialize them and will only have behavior problems when tried for domestication.
  • Removing feral cats will solve the problem  Because cats are territorial, eradicating cat colonies will only make room for another colony.

Importance of Stray & Feral Cats

  • Feral cats hunt rats, rodents and other insects, they serve as a barrier to those that spread diseases.
  • Turning feral cats into community cats.

Why the Current Solution Fails?

  • Euthanasia
    • It is inhumane to kill perfectly healthy cats.
    • Does not solve the problem.
    • Cost more than sterilization.
  • Catch & Kill
    • Stray & Feral Cats are unadoptable.
    • Shelter over population.
    • Vacuum Effect
    • Shelter money can be spent for others

Shelter over population

  • It cost so much more to keep the stray and feral cats than to sterilize and release them.
  • Stray & feral cats are unadoptable thus resulting to euthanasia for kill shelters which will also cost money.
  • This result to waste of resources for the animal welfare and the community funds.

"The importance of controlling cat

population through spaying and neutering."

Vacuum Effect
This is why Catch & Kill and Euthanasia will never work and give long term solution

WHY TNVR?

•Humane way of controlling free-roaming cats.

•Effective, efficient and affordable for the community.

•Removes the threat of rabies exposure and infection.

•Monitor the cats health status and population in the community.

•Spaying & neutering removes unwanted behaviors from stray & feral cats such as noises

•Avoids reproduction unwanted stray & feral cats.

•Reduces accidents due to reduce competition.

•Removes stress from female cats.

•Improve the over all health of cats.

•Promotes positive co-existing between the cats & community

COMPARISON OF THE CURRENT SOLUTION VS. TNVR

PROOF THAT TNVR IS EFFECTIVE

THE PROCESS OF
TRAP – NEUTER – VACCINATE - RETURN

FEEDING STATIONS

A feeding station establishes a specific area where the cats know to come for food

feeding-station

TRAPPING

SETTING OF CAT TRAP & BAIT

TRAP

NEUTER

The captured cats will be brought to the clinic for spaying and neutering.

neuter

EAR MARKING

Because the cats will be released back,  it is important to mark them as neutered.

earmark

VACCINATE

Anti-rabies are given to protect both the cats & the community.

vacin

RETURN

The cats will be returned to their natural habitat, sterilized and vaccinated. They are a now free to roam, safe and beneficial for the community.

return

PRESENT

POSITIVE IMPACT OF TNVR

TNVR proves that it is possible for humans and free-roaming cats to co-exist. It promotes a good relationship for animal welfare advocates and the community. Establishes healthy well being for the cats. And provides long term solution to the stray & feral cat population.

 

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