TNR March 10, 2007 10:04 PM
We recommend trap/neuter/return (TNR) as the most humane and cost effective way to help feral cats. At Best Friends, we run a free TNR program for all the nearby communities.
Our No More Homeless Pets in Utah campaign provides $10 vouchers for neutering feral cats across the state, and the Big Fix mobile spay-neuter van travels the state fixing feral cats (and pet cats and dogs) at deeply discounted prices. These three programs combined neuter several thousand feral cats each year.
In Los Angeles, Best Friends sponsors Catnippers, a monthly free spay/neuter clinic for feral cats. Since the program was launched in 1999, over 2,500 ferals have been neutered, and 100 more are fixed each month.
And through the Best Friends Network of more than 12,000 volunteers nationwide, we've been part of helping many other successful TNR efforts in communities from Maine to California.
For feral cats, "home" is always the turf they have staked out, be it a barn, alley, industrial park, or suburban backyard. Our part is getting them fixed and lending a helping hand in terms of food and shelter wherever we can.
If you need help with a local feral colony or additional information on feral cats, please email the Best Friends Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-644-2001 ext. 123.
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