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.