Helping stray cats: TNR is the key

Nearly three-quarters of cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year are killed. Most are free-roaming, stray or feral cats. Here at Best Friends, we refer to them as community cats.

TNR saves cats’ lives

Trap/neuter/return (TNR) entails trapping, neutering/vaccinating, and returning community cats to their original outdoor locations. It is not only the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system; it’s the most effective.

TNR also ensures the cats’ health and welfare, and provides a public health benefit to the community.

What is Best Friends doing to help?

Best Friends sterilizes, vaccinates and releases tens of thousands of community cats each year, preventing many thousands of births.

Support TNR and help reduce the number of community cats, and ultimately the number of cats being killed in America’s shelters.

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