TRAP / NEUTER / VACCINATE / RETURN (TNVR)
WHAT IS TNVR?
TNVR (Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return) is the method of humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies and then returning them to their colony to live out their lives.
TNVR also involves a colony caretaker who provides food, adequate shelter and monitors the cats’ health.
TNVR has been shown to be the least costly as well as the most efficient and humane way of stabilizing feral cat populations.
In December 2011, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a resolution recognizing Trap-Neuter-Return to better control community cat populations.
TNVR helps the community by stabilizing the population of the feral colony and, over time, reducing it.
At the same time, nuisance behaviors such as spraying, loud noise and fighting are largely eliminated and no more kittens are born. Yet, the benefit of natural rodent control is continued.
TNVR SAVES LIVES AND TAXPAYER DOLLARS! Click Here to read the evidence.
Help and information on how to trap a community cat to bring him/her in to the HSTB Spay/Neuter Clinic on a Feral Cat Monday can be found by clicking here.
You can also visit our TNVR Program Policies and Instructions page for in-depth help and information.
OTHER PLACES YOU CAN SPAY / NEUTER CATS
- Hillsborough County – Animal Coalition of Tampa
- Pasco or Pinellas County – Suncoast Animal League
- Polk County – Feral Fanciers
- Ruskin Area – Care Shelter
- Hernando County – PetLuv
BARN CAT PROGRAM
If you’ve got a barn in need of organic pest control, we’ve got cats! Click here for information on our Barn Cat Program