Do you have feral or free-roaming cats on your property or in your neighborhood?
Do you feed and provide shelter for stray cats?
Does it seem like a new cat or kittens appear with some regularity?
Would you like to help stop feline overpopulation and homelessness?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, please consider participating in Fixing Frederick’s Felines, the AWLFC’s Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program.
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. We rely on our participating veterinarians who give us access to reduced rates for feline sterilization and vaccination; we are able to pass on these discounts to property owners who participate in our TNR program.
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.
- Return the form to AWLFC with a down payment of $40 per cat. If you have multiple cats, which most people do, your down payment lets us know that you are committed to this initiative. We will work with you to develop a plan that best accommodates your situation.
- Once we receive your agreement and down payment, 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 work with you to schedule veterinary appointments. Any further payments will be dependent on which clinic is used.
- You are responsible for transporting cats to and from the veterinarian and for providing a safe location for them 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.