What is TNR?
TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Return and is the humane strategy used for managing and reducing the population of un-owned, free-roaming cats.
Shippensburg township supports the TNR strategy by offering surgery vouchers to township residents that can be used to cover the cost of a spay/neuter appointment at The Nobody’s Cats Foundation in Camp Hill. These appointments include spay/neuter surgery, rabies and distemper vaccination, topical flea/parasite treatment and a left ear tip. Only cats that will be returned to their outdoor homes can be taken to this clinic. It is not for pets or cats that will be adopted into a home. To inquire about vouchers, please contact the Shippensburg township office.
The Nobody’s Cats Foundation offers trap loans and training on trapping. They may also be able to put you in touch with experienced trappers for advice and mentoring.
For more information about the TNR strategy, visit this FAQ: http://www.nobodyscats.org/tnr_resources.php#TNRFAQ
|The Nobody’s Cats Foundation What’s the difference between a free-roaming cat and a feral cat? All ferals are free-roaming cats but not all free-roaming cats are ferals. To become truly feral (rather than feral- acting) takes multiple generations, without close contact with humans, for this domestic species to revert to a “wild” lifestyle. www.nobodyscats.org|
To make a surgery appointment at The Nobody’s Cats Foundation, click here: http://www.nobodyscats.org/clinic.php#schedule
|The Nobody’s Cats Foundation The Nobody’s Cats Foundation operates a low cost, high volume spay neuter clinic specifically for free-roaming cats. Fewer than 3 percent of free-roaming cats are spayed or neutered, and our clinic is dedicated to increasing these numbers so that fewer kittens are born each year to suffer and die in our communities and so that cats who live outdoors have safer, healthier lives. www.nobodyscats.org|
Other clinics/rescues that provide or assist with low-cost Trap, Neuter, Return appointments include:
|York County SPCA : Programs & Services : Spay/Neuter Clinic : TNR Program What is TNR? Overview. TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is a method of spay/neuter for outdoor, free-roaming cats. Community cats rapidly reproduce, causing overpopulation, animal suffering, and high kitten mortality. ycspca.org|
Adams County SPCA: https://www.adamscountyspca.org/spay-neuter-services
|Low-Cost Spay/Neuter | adams-county-spca Before putting your pet under anesthesia, a physical exam will be performed. As part of the pre-surgical examination, we recommend pre-anesthetic blood work be performed at your regular Veterinarian’s office 10-14 days prior to the surgery. www.adamscountyspca.org|
Treehorse Vet (Biglerville): https://www.treehorsevet.com/low-cost-spayneuter
|Low Cost Spay/Neuter — TreeHorse Veterinary Services With a fully equipped surgery trailer, we are able to offer low cost spay/neuter services to our clients. Currently, we operate out of the trailer several Sundays per month. www.treehorsevet.com|
Furry Friends Network (Carlisle): https://www.furryfriendsnetwork.com/trap-neuter-return/
|Trap-Neuter-Return – Furry Friends Network Furry Friends Network (FFN) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted dogs and cats—whether they are strays, owner surrenders, or from kill shelters—by providing necessary medical treatment, spay/neuter surgeries, foster and adoption services, and training and rehabilitation. www.furryfriendsnetwork.com|