The initials “TNVR” seem like some obscure secret organization until it is discovered that they actually stand for “Trap, Neuter, vaccinate, Return”. As it turns out, TNVR is a humane strategy for reducing the number of feral and stray “community cats” and improving the quality of life for cats, wildlife, and people. TNVR is what SCRUFF does! TNVR involves humanely trapping community cats, and spaying females or neutering males, then vaccinating them against rabies and distemper, and surgically removing the tip of the left ear (a “tipped” ear is the universally-recognized symbol of a cat who has been spayed or neutered). Finally, TNVR includes returning the cats to their community location where the caretaker continues to provide food, water, and shelter. TNvR prevents new litters from being born and stabilizes the size of the colony. SCRUFF needs your help to help feral cats! For more information about volunteering with SCRUFF, TNVR, or to make a donation, please contact Scruff at: Telephone – (518) 526-3372 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so pleased to receive a note like this one: My neighbor … had put us in touch as I was figuring out how to deal with neutering our 2 semi-feral kittens. You were so helpful and put my might right. It went swimmingly – even the entrapment – and today out neutered males are perky and comfortable. Thank you, Anna. Thanks, Anna, for keeping us “in the loop”.
We recently received this story and we thought that it was something important to pass on: My husband, neighbors and I rescued 3 kittens born under a shed in Niskayuna. We also had the mama cat and another black and white male cat, both feral. We fed mama a ton of food which she then fed to her kittens. She moved her kittens and we couldn’t find her for over a week. Finally, she brought them to my house where I had a heated shelter. We got the kittens to Kitten Angels … who got them into a foster. They’ve been adopted into good homes. Mama and her black and white friend (named Christine and Socks) were trapped with the help of Kitten Angels and were brought to you. They were neutered, spayed and inoculated and returned to us. They are doing well. Thank you so much for helping save their lives. We continue to take care of them and keep them fed, warm and happy. Sincerely, Diane. Thanks, Diane, for telling this great story.