This is Pancake, she received our TNR spa package a while ago but was recently re-trapped because she was looking very unhealthy and unkept. She was taken to the vet and had half of her teeth removed due to rot. Because of TNR, she is now living her life much more comfortably. This is just one example of how TNR affects the lives of feral cats.
Cat Corner participates in the program called TNR. For those who do not know what TNR is, it stands for Trap, Neuter, and Return. TNR is the most effective and humane way to manage feral cat populations. After the cat is trapped, we decide whether or not the cat will go into foster care or be spayed/neutered and then returned. This decision is based on age and the behavior of the cat. Each cat is also medically evaluated and receives the necessary treatment (like Pancake). The TNR team started over a decade ago but was only managed by one person and has grown substantially since 2018. We have increased our numbers by over 300%, which is absolutely amazing, and the year isn't even over yet! The total amount of cats that were trapped by the TNR team in 2018 was 56. This year we have trapped 227 cats that have been TNR'd, 126 of which have gone into foster care.