Donna Hildreth a board member of the North Brunswick Humane Association was recently interviewed by Michele Newman of Association Help Now about Tips for Managing Feral Cat Colonies and our TNR program.
How Cat Colonies Form
Feral cat colonies consist of animals that have been abandoned and left behind or animals that roam in and out that aren’t fixed. Some cats have been there for generations breeding.
Caring for Cats with TNR will reduce the size of the Cat Colonies
TNR – Trap, Neuter,and Release is a widely accepted protocol that rescue societies use. Vaccinations for rabies have been added to that protocol for health reasons.
Using this method reduces the size of the colonies through attrition. All the cats get fixed and that stops the breeding. Kittens are removed, because they are adoptable. Older cats pass away naturally.
Read the full article on Tips for Managing Feral Cat Colonies in the Association Help Now’s Newsletter.