Each Monday, our Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR) program cares for community cats who’ve been humanely trapped by faithful volunteers! These pictures give a glimpse into what we do every Monday! Watch Videos
how do you know ,after treating a feral cat and returning it to it’s community, that you have already captured this particular cat before?
We identify treated feral cats through a practice known as ear-tipping. Ear-tipping is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed/neutered and vaccinated feral cat. It involves the removal of the one quarter of the tip of a cat’s left ear, approximately 3/8 of an inch. The procedure is performed under sterile conditions while the cat is already anesthetized for sterilization surgery. There is little or no bleeding, it is relatively painless to the cat, and the eartip does not significantly alter the appearance of beauty of the cat.
tHAT’S REALLY GREAT GUYS! i LUV WHAT YOU’RE DOING FOR THESE ANIMALS. cats rule! :d
Is it possible to evaluate the behavior of feral cats if they are less than 1 year old to determine whether or not this cat can be socialized and adopted? We had a kitten that was found feral and she had a wonderful life in our home for many years. She got accustomed to the good life pretty quick.
Please email your question to TNVR@humanesocietytampa.org so that our Feral Cat Coordinator can answer you directly and better help you.
hI, i HAVE A FERRAL CAT THAT I ENDED ADOPTING HER IN MASS, FOR ABOUT 8 YRS SHE WAS NEUTERED AND VACCINATED… QUESTION; DO I NEED TO VACCINATED AGAIN ?
PS: SHE ALSO IS AN IN AND OUT (HOME) CAT…
2ND QUESTION: MY MOM FEED SEVERALS CATSSSSS AND WILL END ADOPTING 2, DO YOU HAVE ANY PROGRAM WHERE YOU CAN GO AND SET CUPLES TRAPS TO RESCUE THOSE OTHER CATS… ?
TANKS FOR YOUR TIME
Yes to both questions. Please email our Feral Cat Manager at TNVR@humanesocietytampa.org and she will help you!
Are they released to the same location they were picked up from?
I HAVE TONS OF STRAY CATS AND DOGS AROUND MY NEIGHBORHOOD. WOULD IT COST FOR ME TO GIVE THEM TO THE SHELTER?
Please contact our Intake Department to find out about how to surrender an animal: 813.876.7138 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
is it better to clip the ear or could microchipping be a better option?
Microchipping isn’t practical because it isn’t visible. You’d have scan a cat to find the chip. Most feral cats are wary of human contact and won’t come near enough for a scan. The ear tip is easily visible to people assessing feral cat colonies. When they see an ear tip, they know that cat has been vaccinated and sterilized and does not need to be retrapped.
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