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Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

A teacher at the high school, your boss, the clerk at the grocery store—

people all over the world care for outdoor cats every day. Like them, you’ve

discovered cats in your community, and you want to help them and

your community.

 

The cats you are seeing are feral cats. Feral cats are domestic cats. Like pet cats. The difference is that feral cats have had little or no contact with humans, and so they are fearful of us and cannot be adopted. They have a home—the outdoors.

 

And, there is a simple way you can help them: Trap-Neuter-Return. This program ends reproduction, stabilizes feral cat populations, and improves individual cats’ lives. The behaviors and stresses associated with mating— pregnancy, yowling, and fighting—stop. 

Considering just one unsterilized female cat and her offspring can be responsible for over 10,000 kittens in just four years, we think this program is pretty important to the health and safety of Dubai's feral cats!

What is Trap-Neuter-Return?

 

  1. Trap: Humanely trap all of the cats in a colony (a group of cats living outdoors together).

  2. Neuter: Take the cats in their traps to a veterinarian or clinic to be neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped (a universal symbol indicating they have been neutered).

  3. Return: Return the cats to their original outdoor home.


What are the benefits of TNR?

 

- Ends the breeding cycle and stabilizes the population

- More effective and less expensive than extermination

- Eliminates or minimizes annoying behaviors such as spraying, yowling, and fighting.

- Helps end the suffering of unwanted, homeless cats.

-Reduces euthanasia due to the number of kittens flooding the already overburdened shelters.

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Donate today to help fund our TNR Program! Or donate items to the local shelter!

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