Rescue/Release Colonies

Rescue & Release Colonies

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Release (TNVR) is the practice of humanely trapping cats in colonies and transporting them to a veterinary care clinic to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. There are many benefits to treating local colonies such as:

After surgery and vaccination, cats are hospitalized and returned to their colony 2-3 days into recovery where local groups and individuals provide food, water, and shelter. TNVR helps stabilize colonies by ending reproduction.

In order to be effective, ALL cats in a colony need to be TNVR'd. If just one male and/or one female are left, the cats may continue to reproduce and grow the colony.

Why Does Trap and Kill Not Work?

Animal Control Agencies claim that trap and kill is the only way to control unwanted cat populations; However, after 100 years of this crude process, there are still feral cats.