Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNvR) improves cats’ lives. With TNvR, cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and ear tipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat). Healthy feral cats are then returned to their outdoor home. Unlike the failed, costly, and cruel catch and kill approach, TNvR is effective because it stabilizes the population, improves the cats’ health, and ends behaviors associated with mating – like yowling, roaming, and fighting. TNvR is practiced in communities all across the U.S. and endorsed by national animal protection organizations.
It may be a surprise to many people, but feral cats thrive in all landscapes—from the most rural to the inner city. Research studies show them to be as healthy as cats who live indoors. This means that that TNvR (Trap, Neuter, vaccinate, Return) is important in the quest to control feral cat populations. You can help SCRUFF manage feral cat colonies. For more information, contact us today.