Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)
Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is the only method that works long-term in controlling outdoor "community" cat populations. It is also the logical, humane, and responsible thing to do. With TNR, the community cats are trapped one by one, taken to get neutered/spayed, then returned to their original location with a short recovery period. Take a look at this graphic example at http://commonsenseforcats.com/
To learn more about this proven method of population control, visit the websites of the national organization, Alley Cat Allies, or the local organization, San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition (SAFCC). Take a look at this short video put together by Alley Cat Allies:
Step by Step Guide: Trap-Neuter-Return. Or, even better, attend a free class!
The crisis created by growing numbers of "community" cats in the neighborhoods north of San Antonio is not going to get better on its own. It takes involvement from the entire community. Local animal organizations, like us, are collaborating to bring you the help you need to enact this humane solution. FREE weekly classes are held where you can learn what you need to do and how to do it. You can also meet others struggling with the same issues and help spread the word about TNR. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Check the SAFCC website or contact us for a schedule of classes in San Antonio or Comal County. And ask your HOA or neighborhood association to put the SAFCC schedule in their newsletters or email communications: http://sanantonioferalcats.org/tnr-schedule/
To request a special class or a speaker, first ask friends and neighbors so that you have a minimum of eight (8) people willing to attend. Then, find a location that will allow us to meet free of charge (a community room, library, school/church hall, etc.). Send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with available dates, and we will work with you to schedule a class.
If you are looking for outdoor cats to help you control your rodent and snake population, we do have a barn cat program. Click here for details.