More than 70% of cats who enter our nation’s animal control pounds and shelters are killed.
Neighborhoods are filled with cats - loosely owned, free-roaming, feral. Whatever you call them, these cats are part of our communities. They deserve our care and respect. Rounding them up and killing them in shelters is cruel and does not solve the problem of too many cats. It creates what is called the Vacuum Effect, where cats actually start reproducing more to replace the missing members of the colony.
Trap Neuter Return (TNR) is the humane trapping of community cats in order to spay or neuter them and release them back to the location where they were trapped. Only in rare circumstances should cats be relocated (see RESOURCES below).
When having feral cats spayed or neutered, be sure the veterinarian eartips them (see photo) Eartipping identifies feral/community cats as spayed or neutered.
FERAL CAT PROJECT: Please donate here to our Feral Cat Project. This project was created to help keep feral cats from being euthanized when they are unwanted. Your donation will help to fund spay/neuters for feral cats so they can be fixed and then released! This will help stop the cycle of kittens being born into dangerous outdoor conditions and will help keep the litters of kittens coming into the shelters! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
FTASpay is now a proud member of Ally Cat Allies Feral Friends Network, an extensive collaboration of volunteers, experts, and veterinary professionals working across the country-and around the world-to help neighborhood cats and the people who care for them. This partnership will enable us to provide you with the advice and support you need and connect you with the resources that will help you care for cats in your neighborhood.
You need never feel alone in your efforts-FTASpay and our Feral Friends partners are just an email or call away! info@FTAspay or 360 951 4753