Trap Neuter Release, Makes an Impact!

October 3, 2017

Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) has a select group of dedicated volunteers within local communities who TNR (TRAP NEUTER RELEASE).

Efforts are being made behind the happy scenes of the GTHS to reduce our neighboring communities of unwanted feral cat populations. GTHS receives daily calls from concerned citizens who want us to remove/rescue these vulnerable, homeless, yet often untouchable cats and kittens. These unfortunate cats quickly multiply into colonies in urban backyards, under decks, in the bushes or on rural properties in fields and barns. Frankly, feral colonies are everywhere and reproduce at alarming rates.

For example: In one year two females & one male cat can produce 20 kittens who could themselves become pregnant as young as four months old.   We have seen far too much predictable suffering as front line TNR volunteers.

 

These heartbreaking situations get out of control very quickly and it is difficult for everyone to watch the misery of these uninvited, uncared for cats in our communities.

That’s where TNR comes into action. Our GTHS TNR volunteers work with people in local communities, providing hands on trapping, or the far more effective method of loaning the necessary tools and teaching residents to humanely manage the issue in their own backyards.  There are many locals who feed and make attempts to spay and neuter the more fortunate animals with their own finances.  Yet, most people cannot afford such costs and it is VITAL that people are informed that the GTHS provides programs that can help!

TNR volunteers can assist and instruct how to humanely TRAP, arrange the veterinarian appointments required to NEUTER, monitor recovery, and RELEASE the cats back into the neighborhoods where they have been surviving.  We ask that following supported TNR movements that the colonies are fed, monitored and provided outdoor shelter.  ALL of these wishes can be supported through the local TNR programs. These collaborative efforts will greatly reduce suffering as these lucky cats live out their natural lives without adding to the feral population.

This is a community problem, which needs a community solution.  We are DESPERATE to recruit volunteers, and/or train locals who are aware of their local feral colonies.  In conclusion, we ALWAYS require funds for medical expenses and/or resources for our “trap bank”, “food bank” and “shelter banks”.

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