They have a home
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:
vaccinated with the 3 year rabies vaccine and FVRCP vaccine
ear-tip for identification
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.