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What is Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)?

Trap, neuter, return (TNR) is a nonlethal strategy for reducing the number of outdoor community/feral cats and improving the quality of life for cats, wildlife, and people.

TNR involves:

  • Humanely trapping community cats,

  • Spaying (females) or neutering (males) them,

  • Vaccinating against rabies and other diseases,

  • Surgically removing the tip of one ear, a universally recognized sign that a cat living outside has been spayed or neutered, and

  • Returning the cats to the location where they were trapped (where they consider to be home).

Low-cost TNR Options

Outdoor community/feral cats should get fixed & returned to where they were found.

  • For cats in Brazos and surrounding counties, book surgery slots for Aggieland Humane Society's $5/cat Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program - they also rent traps. 

  • For cats in Brazos County, can request vouchers from BCS Spay (especially if need help trapping due to being elderly or disabled). Contribute what you can afford (up to $100/cat).

Do not take feral cats to shelters - they will almost surely be euthanized after a three day hold.

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