Trap – Neuter – Return
Trap-neuter-return (TNR), also known as trap-test-vaccinate-alter-release (TTVAR), is a method of humanely trapping unaltered feral cats, spaying or neutering them, and returning them to the location where they were collected. TNR is promoted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) as a humane and more effective alternative to euthanasia for managing and reducing feral cat populations.
TNR is opposed by wildlife advocacy organizations, PETA, and conservation scientists. Advocates claim that the procedure works by stopping the birth of new cats in the colony and letting the colony members live out their lifespan, approximately six years for outdoor cats, with their own group. Opponents claim that TNR subsidizes a non-native predator responsible for the deaths of more than fourteen billion birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians annually in the United States alone.
Udruga za dobrobit i zaštitu mačaka S.O.S. Cat is dedicated to the following goals:
– Implement TNR (trap – neuter – release) program in the city area with cat colonies
– Rescuing stray
– Securing an adoption
– Providing medical care to neglected, abused and injured cats
– Rehabilitating hard-to-adopt cats and finding them loving homes.
– Promoting the benefit of adopting cats, and educating the public on the care of cats.
– Educating children and adults alike on responsible cats guardianship.
– Creating an alliance with other rescues in Croatia to improve the adoption rate of cats.