Lowers the number of cats more effectively than euthanasia
Prevents unwanted litters of kittens
Reduces shelter admission, crowding and disease.
Lowers shelter operating costs.
Improves the lives of community cats.
Males no longer try to maintain a large territory and fight over mates. Females no longer have to give birth and fend for their young.
Mating behaviors, such as yowling, spraying, fighting and roaming cease.
By returning to their territory, any lost cats are more likely to find their way back home.
Any Williamson County resident may trap a community cat and bring it to the shelter Monday-Thursday from 10am to 6pm. If needed, trap rental (refundable) and instructions are available. Trappers agree to return the cat to its original neighborhood location.
Starting February 1, 2020, feral, unmanageable cats in HUMANE TRAPS may be brought in from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM to to receive same day spay/neuter services. Cats in airline carriers, dog crates, boxes and makeshift crates will not be accepted.
These cats will receive spay/neuter, rabies shot (if 12 weeks or older), microchip, and eartip. Due to the limitations of the TNR program, no other veterinary services will be provided. The purpose of this program is to stabilize the outdoor cat population of the area and improve the lives of those cats already existing. These cats will not be removed or relocated, as these are not effective methods to reduce the outdoor cat population.
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