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What is TNR?

Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the most humane and effective method known for managing feral and stray cats. The cats are trapped, spayed and neutered, vaccinated and then returned to their outdoor homes. Caretakers provide food and shelter and monitor the cats. Learn more.



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Feral News Watch

New online animal welfare forum from Maddie's Fund interviews Bryan Kortis for first "founding member" portrait
Posted Jul 09, 2018
Despite tired, old opposition from state's wildlife agency, City Council moves ahead
Posted Jul 09, 2018
Gene drives are heavily funded by the military, involve permanent alteration of animals who may prove difficult to geographically contain - what could possibly go wrong?
Posted Jul 08, 2018
Latest recipient of Best Friends' grant aims to alter 2,500 cats a year for 3 years
Posted Jul 08, 2018