What is TNR?

Trap Neuter Return (TNR) is a humane and effective technique for managing populations of feral, unowned, and free-roaming community cats. 

Cats are humanely trapped, sterilized, and receive a rabies vaccine before being returned to their outdoor home. 

Why TNR?

It's estimated that over 70% of kittens are born outside, and TNR significantly reduces the number of stray kittens being brought into animal shelters, vet offices, and rescues like us!

Our TNR program has a full-circle approach, meaning that when we take in kittens that are found outside, our TNR team heads to that location to sterilize the adult cats. This breaks the reproductive cycle and prevents additional kittens from being born there. 

We also do lots of community spay and neuter assists - helping citizens that lack resources to sterilize their own pets. We are happy to help guide and assist through our partnership with Be The Solution.

We are proud of our TNR numbers and expanding program!

2019 - 27 cats

2020 - 108 cats 

2021 - 143 cats 

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Every fixed cat is a small victory, and one step closer to getting Tallahassee's community cat population under control!