Helping Future Generations of Cats
Seeing stray cats in your neighborhood? Contact us before they start multiplying. An easy situation to handle today can be unmanageable by next year!
Trap-Neuter-Return is an extremely important and effective way of preventing the spread and suffering of unwanted cats. Many kittens born outside suffer terribly and do not ultimately survive. The ones that do make it to adulthood often have very difficult lives filled with hardships.
In a Trap-Neuter-Return program, community cats are humanely trapped (with box traps), brought to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped (the universal sign that a community cat has been neutered and vaccinated), and then returned to their outdoor home
[Source - Alley Cat Allies].
The Cat Collaborative is committed to performing TNR in the Philadelphia area to help prevent unwanted cats and to save those already here. In addition to basic TNR, we also have teamed with numerous rescue partners in the area to more easily find placement for friendly cats, many of who were abandoned or tossed out by their owners, and would prefer to be indoors.
Fill out the colony reporting form below and help keep the cat colonies under control.
We are in desperate need of people to become actively involved in TNR. There are many ways to volunteer. Although it can seem overwhelming, with the right training and resources, it can be quite simple and extremely satisfying.
Become a Cat Trapper!
Cat trapping can sound a bit intimidating but, with the right resources, it can be quite simple, satisfying, and even fun!.
The Cat Collaborative will provide monthly training sessions, known as Trapping 101, in which you can join us in the field to help trap an existing colony. This “boots on the ground” method is the most effective way to help you learn how to be a cat trapper! We also will provide all the supplies you need to get started! Click here to find out more about the next Trapping 101 clinic.
If you would like to start working on a colony on your own, you can borrow traps from The Cat Collaborative.
This will allow you to trap a large number of cats in a single effort, as opposed to doing one or two at a time. Trust us, it is much easier and more efficient to trap all the cats at once and our initiative provides the resources to do just that! To find out more information about borrowing traps.