TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)

Free Trap-Neuter-Return Grant

Cats altered through the program are tracked by their “tipped” ear, this signifies that they have gone through a TNR program and have been altered. These cats can be released if trapped and continue to live within their community.

As part of our effort to improve the lives of and reduce the numbers of feral cats in this community, Sheboygan County Humane Society offers responsible colony caretakers the opportunity to register cat colonies in their neighborhoods. This information is required to participate in our spay/neuter TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program. Only unowned feral cats and “barn cats” are eligible for the program. Sheboygan County Humane Society will NOT perform sterilizations for cats intended for private adoption, gifts or to keep as their “pets”.

Summary of Program:

The cost of the program is $25 per cat, which includes vaccination for rabies, distemper, several upper respiratory diseases, deworming, ear tip and spay/neuter. Your donation enables your cat to be a participant in our program and continued successful operation of the program. Once registered and surgery date scheduled each cat will need to come in its own individual live trap. SCHS will loan live traps (for a $60 returnable deposit per trap required) loan agreement and trap pick up is available at SCHS. SCHS will give instructions on use to anyone who is interested in rescuing “unowned" cats living strictly outdoors in neighborhoods, yards, businesses etc., or "owned" cats living in sheds/barns/farms.

Interested in the Program! First step is to fill out a TNR Feral Cat Colony Registration Form and drop off or mail the completed application to Sheboygan County Humane Society. Once you application is received you will receive a phone call to schedule surgery and answer any questions you may have.
Please look at the resources below for information on proper trapping techniques, winter shelter tips, socialization and TNR information.

Upcoming spay days 2018: Jul 28, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17 & Dec 15

 *Spay days are subject to change without notice

Online Registration PDF Registration Donate a live trap

Links & Resources on TNR programs

Socializing Feral Kittens

5 Steps to Saving a Feral Kitten

Key Scientific Studies on Trap-Neuter-Return

The Vacuum Effect: Why Catch and Kill Doesn’t Work

Why Trap-Neuter-Return Feral Cats: The Case for TNR

Stray Pet Advocacy

Help Feral Cats Make Good Neighbors

Feral Cat Winter Shelter

Video on How to Make a Winter Shelter

Trapping: The Basics

Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care

How to live with cats in your neighborhood


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