TNR consists of trapping, sterilizing, vaccinating, and returning cats to their own environment. It is the only humane way to manager feral and free-roaming cat populations. Since our program began in 2001, we have helped hundreds of Frederick property owners, farmers, and homeowners manage feral and free-roaming cats.
Here are the basics of our program:
Complete the FFF agreement (found on our web site or by visiting our office). This agreement ensures us that you will continue to provide food and shelter for the cats once they have been sterilized, vaccinated, and returned to your property.
- Once we receive your agreement, the FFF Program Coordinator will contact you. She will train you in setting the humane traps or will handle the trapping for you, if necessary. She will also provide information on low-cost spay/neuter clinics in the area. She will work with you to determine which clinic would be best suited for you and your situation
- You are responsible for transporting cats to and from the clinic and for providing a safe location for the cats to recover in the trap at least 24 hours post-surgery.
- After the cat is recovered, it can be released back into its colony or home environment.