Trap-Neuter-Return for Feral Cats
What is a Feral Cat?
Feral cats are not socialized to people and are wary of humans. Along with friendly strays, they
are our “community cats.” They can be found everywhere in Randolph County. Most feral cats
are not adoptable and don’t adjust to being indoors.
Since they are not adoptable, animal shelters do not meet their needs. Only kittens, if they are
socialized at an early age, can be adopted into homes. If community cats are taken to the
animal shelter, only 1% will be adopted; 99% will be euthanized.
There are people in our community who feed and care for colonies of community cats. But if
the cats are not spayed (females) or neutered (males,) these colonies grow at an alarming rate
and produce a severe overpopulation of cats. This is the situation now in Randolph County.
How Our TNR Team Can Help
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only humane and effective method of controlling feral cat
population growth. Alley Cat Allies page:
With TNR, all of the cats in a colony are humanely trapped, taken to a veterinary clinic to be
neutered and given rabies shots, and then returned to their territory where caretakers provide
them with regular food and shelter.
Our TNR volunteers work with the caretakers of community cat colonies. We continue TNR
until all of the cats have been spayed or neutered. This stabilizes the colony and it decreases in
size over time, since there are no more kittens being born.
If you are the caretaker of a community cat colony, or if you know someone who is, we can
help. Just send an email describing your situation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will get
in touch with you.
Our cost for TNR is usually $45 per cat, but we know that many colony caregivers are dealing
with large numbers of cats and are not able to pay for spaying and neutering all of them. So,
we do not charge for TNR, but we are grateful for any donations received from our caretakers
and anyone who wants to help cats have better lives.
How can you help
fill out the online application: RSPCA volunteer application
We do not receive government funding but rely on donations from concerned citizens and pet lovers. All donations are gratefully received.
Contact us: email@example.com
Randolph County SPCA TNR
Sterilized Not Euthanize