WHY TRAP NEUTER RETURN?
Numerous scientific studies have shown that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane and effective approach for managing community cats. Using this technique, all the community cats in a colony are trapped, neutered, ear-tipped and then returned to their territory.
BENEFITS OF TRAP NEUTER RETURN
- No more nuisance behaviour - studies show TNR improves relationships with human neighbours. TNR puts an end to the behaviours associated with mating (howling and fighting), that are often cited as concerns by residents. One study found that after Trap-Neuter-Return was implemented, the calls of complaint from residents about cats significantly decreased.
- The population stabilizes—no new kittens! Once TNR is in place, the cats will no longer reproduce. The population will stabilize and eventually decline.
- Improves the lives of the community cats - when males are neutered, they are no longer compelled to maintain a large territory or fight over mates, and females are no longer forced to endure the physical and mental demands of giving birth and fending for their young.
- Health benefits - spaying female cats reduces their risk of uterine, ovarian, and breast cancer. Neutering male cats reduce their risk of testicular cancer and prostate disease.
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