Our mission is to advocate to end the killing by providing resources for feral cat control through the Trap-Neuter-Return program. TNR, in turn, improves the quality of life for cats while providing a method of control that over the long-term is a more effective population reduction approach than traditional (ie. trap and kill) methods. In the […]
Here you will find the steps necessary for a successful Trap-Neuter-Return. Included are guidelines for humane trapping, information on trapping equipment, trapping help, working with clinics, and more. Please keep in mind that your specific situation may have unique circumstances. You will need to add common sense to the list when trapping in different situations, […]
Trap Neuter Return is here to offer resources for those in the Lehigh Valley and its surrounding counties with help for feral cats. Whether it’s trappers, trapping instructions, clinic information, or supplies, we have what you need in the links below. Resources, Trappers, Traps Caring for a Colony Keeping the Neighbors Happy Caring for Socialized […]
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane, simple three-step method to manage the number of feral cats immediately and reduce their numbers naturally in the long term.
Step 1 – Trap: Feral cats are trapped using humane cage traps.
Step 2 – Neuter: Cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped.
Step 3 – Return: Fixed cats are then released to the site of capture.
Over the long-term, TNR is much more effective and humane than traditional trap-and-kill. Trap-and-kill often results in the “vacuum effect” — new cats move into the emptied area and breed. Sterilized feral cats that are returned to their site of capture do not breed and keep fertile outsiders away. The population in a managed colony is reduced over time as kittens are removed to adoptive homes, seriously ill or injured cats are euthanized, and others die due to natural causes. Any new cats that arrive in a managed colony are identified and sterilized before they breed.
In order to safely get a feral cat to a clinic or vet for spaying/neutering, vaccination, and other care, it must first be captured in a way that won’t injure it or you. The traps used for this are special live animal traps that can often be purchased at a hardware store or online, or rented from a local shelter. However, if you are having difficulty getting equipment or require a large number of traps and other trapping supplies in order to perform a large colony trap-neuter-return,...
Trap Neuter Return of Lehigh Valley offers trapping assistance for those in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area and surrounding counties such as: Berks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, The Poconos, and Schuylkill County. Skilled trappers will come out and help you with the trapping of feral cats for the process of trap-neuter-return. Please go to our contact page to contact us. It is helpful if you are able to provide as much detailed information as you can...