Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a humane, effective method of population control in which feral cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, and returned to the place they were found. Through TNR, communities combat neighborhood blight, promote biodiversity, address shelter capacity, and prevent euthanasia of feral, but harmless, animals who aren’t at fault whatsoever.
In Summer 2022, HAHS launched a TNR program. A dedicated team of trappers, cat colony caretakers, and drivers quickly jumped on board, and the results were immediate. After the first year alone, HAHS volunteers facilitated TNR for over 500 feral cats. Factoring in the exponential rates at which cats procreate, those 500 TNR cases alone prevented the births of tens of thousands of homeless, feral cats.
The HAHS TNR program continues to expand. Please connect with us if you’re interested in volunteering, trapping, or fundraising on our behalf.