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Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. Now in practice for decades in the US after being proven in Europe, scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.
Trap-Neuter-Return 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.
Animal Harbor's Mission
To minimize the overpopulation of cats and kittens in Franklin County by implementing a TNR program county wide that will empower our residents to be proactive and take control of their circumstances in relation to cat overpopulation, participate in TNR, and to keep cats and kittens out of the shelter.