Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Services in Las Vegas

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Services in Las Vegas

Have you ever seen free-roaming cats in your community? What about kittens? There’s help for that: Trap, Neuter, Return! Here are some answers to some common questions about TNR, and where you can find Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) services in Las Vegas!

 

1. What are Community Cats?

A community cat is one that lives outdoors and is either free roaming, stray, and/or feral. Although some community cats may tolerate some human contact, most are very fearful and cannot be adopted. Community cats often live in groups, and these groups are called a cat colony. Community cats and cat colonies take refuge wherever there is a food source.

 

 

 

2. What is TNR?

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is a method for managing community cats. With TNR, stray and feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped, and then returned to the outdoor location where they were living. Trap-neuter-return is a humane, non-lethal alternative to the trap-and-kill method of controlling cat populations.

 

 

 

3. What is the Goal of TNR?

In the long term, TNR lowers the numbers of cats in the community more effectively than trap-and-kill. Stopping the breeding is more effective than the traditional trap-and-kill method in lowering the numbers of cats in a community long-term.

 

 

 

4. What is an ear tip?

An ear tip is a universal symbol that a cat is spayed or neutered. A small amount (1/4 inch) is removed from the tip of the left ear in a straight line cut. Ear tips are usually visible from a distance, making it easy for caretakers, trappers and animal control personnel to immediately identify a cat as spayed or neutered. Therefore, it is easy to tell which cats in a colony still need to be trapped, and which ones are already taken care of!

 

 

 

 

 

5. TNR Groups in Las Vegas

If you’re seeing free-roaming and feral cats in your neighborhood, give one of these organizations a call! They should be able to guide you in the right direction and give you some advice and/or help on how to get these cats trapped and fixed! Here are a few places where you can find Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) services in Las Vegas.

The Animal Foundation Community Cat Program (TAF CCP)

Community Cat Coalition of Clark County (C5)

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society (HCW)

Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (LVVHS)

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