Trap

Neuter

Return

They have a home

the outdoors

Why does TNR work?

Feral cats are the same species as domestic cats but they have had little to no contact with humans. They are fearful of people and cannot be adopted. This is not the ideal scenario for any domestic animal, but there is a simple way that the Rescue can help them: Trap-Neuter-Return. This program ends reproduction, stabilizes feral cat populations, improves individual cats’ lives and curbs the spread of infectious disease. The behaviors and stresses associated with mating, pregnancy, yowling, and fighting, are reduced or stop entirely.

Feral cats that come through our TNR program receive the

following medical services, on a one time basis only:

  • spay/neuter

  • vaccinated with the 3 year rabies vaccine and FVRCP vaccine

  • physical exam

  • ear-tip for identification

  • Microchip

  • pain medication

  • additional medical intervention as needed at time of initial entry

 

The TNR program is free of charge, but the availability of the

program is dependent on funding to cover the costs.

Need our help?

The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) Trap-Neuter-Return program is for adult community cats that are not good candidates for adoption (ie. feral cats). Please complete our request form to help us better understand how we can help. Please note that this information is for Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue only and is kept confidential and private.

What is a feral Cat?

FAQ

What is a Stray Cat?
Why does TNR work?
Can I just trap the cats and move them to a farm?
Can't Shelters find homes for them?
What if we just ignore them?
I want the TNR program to help me with a cat
What if the cat is pregnant
Can I start trapping during winter?
I want to help!