|Mission: Promote adoption of Trap Neuter Return as the preferred |
|strategy for humanely managing and reducing free-roaming cat |
populations in south central Pennsylvania.
|Organizational Goal: Reduce existing unaltered free-roaming |
|domestic feline populations by 80 percent in south central |
Pennsylvania by 2022.
|Nobody’s cats are everybody’s cats.
Strategies and Resources:
|The Nobody's Cats Foundation, PO Box 725, New Cumberland, PA 17070-0725
|Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the effective, cost-effective and humane method of
managing feral cat numbers, protecting public health and reducing impact on wildlife.
This section in the future will provide technical Strategies and Resources to local
governments on behalf of feral cats and feral cat caregivers.
Using this technique, all the cats in a colony are trapped, altered and vaccinated against
rabies. Feral cats are then returned to their territory where caregivers provide them
with lifelong food, water, shelter and veterinary care. Young kittens who can still be
socialized, as well as friendly adults, are placed in foster care and eventually adopted
out to good homes.
TNR is a movement that is growing by leaps and bounds as residents and local
governments see its potential. It is on a trajectory to become the predominant method
of feral cat population control.
First Coast No More Homeless Pets director and founder Rick DuCharme, with help
from Best Friends Animal Society, has prepared this great step-by-step guide for
implementing a community wide TNR program. The guide describes how the City of
Jacksonville Florida Animal Care & Protective Services (JACPS) and First Coast No More
Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) worked together to make the Feral Freedom program a
reality, how to assess whether this model fits your community, and how to plan and
implement your own program. Our thanks to Amy Wagner of Best Friends for sharing
this resource and to Rick DuCharme for permitting us to include the guide here. Keep
posted for photos and a trip report when our president Christine Arnold visits FCNMHP
List of organizations that offer useful info on anything TNR and feral cats.
TNR and cat colony management is ideal for any group of dedicated, caring, committed
If you are part of a group interested in participating in TNR or would just like to be
educated on the TNR strategy, we’d be happy to meet with you.
To schedule a seminar or invite us to speak at your meeting, please contact us at
Neighborhood Cats, one of the nation's leaders in Trap Neuter Return implementation,
offers insights into the positive role ordinances can play in managing free-roaming cat
populations and provides an overview of three potential strategies on this essay.
Neighborhood Cats Ordinances Essay.pdf
|Local Governments & Municipalities