Support TNR in your neighborhood. If you see a community cat or kitten that needs help come to one of our workshops to learn how you can help. If they are not ear tipped, they still need to be fixed!
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the cornerstone of colony management and the only successful long-term strategy for humanely controlling the population of feral or community cats. A sterilized colony of community cats will stabilize and eventually decline in numbers. A sterilized colony will act to keep new, unsterilized cats away from their colony.
To reduce the amount of community cats in a neighborhood, the solution is to maintain a neutered, managed colony. Trap-and-kill programs do not work. Because of the territorial nature of community cats, when all the resident cats are removed from an area a “vacuum” is created, and un-neutered cats from nearby neighborhoods will move into this new unclaimed territory. The Loudoun Community Cat Coalition endorses the use of TNR to control the population of community cats in their jurisdictions.
When the Coalition gets a TNR request we will work with the caretaker and our partner organizations to:
We will also:
that are young enough to be socialized and adopted.
T.A.I.M. -- T-Trap, A-Alter, I-Identify, & M-Manage
The Community Cat Coalition has started a new initiative called T.A.I.M.
Why did we come up with T.A.I.M. ?
We know that TNR works and we want to take it one step further in order to ensure the health & safety of the cats and our community.
For more information about TNR visit Alley Cat Allies at www.alleycat.org.