Trap - Neuter - Return
“Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. It is successfully practiced in hundreds of communities and in every landscape and setting. It is exactly what it sounds like: Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home—their colony—outdoors. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes.
Grounded in science, TNR stops the breeding cycle of cats and therefore improves their lives while preventing reproduction. It is a fact that the removal and killing of outdoor cats that animal control has been pursuing for decades is never ending and futile. Since feral cats are not adoptable, they are killed in pounds and shelters. With a successful program like Trap-Neuter-Return to turn to, it’s hard to believe that animal control agencies continue to kill cats, even though that approach has shown zero results. Trap-Neuter-Return provides a life-saving, effective solution for these beautiful, independent cats.”
– Alley Cat Allies
Kitty Queen Cat Rescue TNR Team
The TNR volunteer team at Kitty Queen has been working hard this past year to provide T-N-R services for Mc Kees Rocks, Robinson Twp, Kennedy Twp, and the surrounding towns & communities. In the first year, we managed to humanely trap, vet, and release over 100 cats in the immediate area. We also were able to find fosters and /or homes for the kittens that were trapped during the missions. Please fill out the form below if you have a TNR request for a colony that is not yet spayed and neutered or if you need advice or assistance for caring for a colony.