Watch this 1-minute video from Alley Cat Allies. Our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project helps free-roaming cats like these. Look for the eartip!
Haywood Spay/Neuter cares about all cats in our community, including those living outdoors.
You can help the strays and ferals in your neighborhood with our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)
project – celebrating its 8th year in 2016! Watch the video above and then call our hotline!
WHAT IS TNR?
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane, effective approach to controlling the size of a feral or free-roaming cat population-no more kittens!
The cats are humanely trapped, sterilized, vaccinated, and eartipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat) and then returned to their outdoor home.
- no more unwelcome kittens
- roaming males return home
- most sprayers stop marking territory
- aggressive fighting over mating stops
- fixed cats keep new, unfixed cats away
- saves lives: stops the endless “capture/kill” cycle
- makes things more peaceful for everyone
- free spay/neuter
- health check-up
- anti-parasitic dewormer
- rabies & distemper vaccinations
- high-risk cats tested for leukemia
- left ear “tipped” to show cat is fixed
- cats are returned to trap site
- litters are evaluated for Kittens2Barns
|Join our TNR Volunteer Team! Click here for details.
HOW IT WORKS
For large colonies, a TNR volunteer can help the caretaker trap and transport the entire colony to/from the clinic. Trapping sessions can be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Call the TNR Hotline at 828-400-5981 for more information.
Haywood Spay/Neuter also has humane traps available for loan (deposit required) that can be picked up at our office. Call the TNR Hotline (828-400-5981) for more details.
|All TNR cats are returned to their capture site after they recover from sterilization surgery.
Haywood Spay/Neuter is unable to assist caretakers wanting to relocate cats and kittens.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Right now we have Grants to
cover the surgery/vaccination costs so it is FREE. Donations, of course, are always welcome!