February 2016 Issue

Other Efforts Target Feral Cat Populations

Itís not only pet cats who benefit from shelter intervention programs. Most feral cats taken to shelters donít come out again. Unadoptable, they are usually euthanized. Trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs run by individuals or rescue groups have led to what are called shelter/neuter/return (SNR) programs. Shelters take in feral cats, spay or neuter them, notch an ear ó to indicate they have been sterilized and vaccinated ó and return them to their colony location. Ö

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