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Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Program

Date: Saturday, March 9, check-in will start at 9am

Location: Greensburg Animal Medical Hospital

Limited to: unlimited for this clinic 

Eligibility Requirements

Cats must:
Be from an address within Shelby County or Decatur County
Arrive in a trap or hard carrier
Be over three months of age (roughly three pounds in weight)
Appear healthy. If there are health concerns, email or call before trapping.
All cats must be picked up same day

Surgery Package

In an effort to reduce the community cat population, the TNR surgery package provides:
Spay or neuter
Rabies vaccine
FVRCP vaccine
Ear-tipping—the tip of the left ear is surgically removed. An ear-tip is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat.

Trap Loans

We have a very limited number of humane traps to loan out to those without their own. Traps can be loaned for TNR only. We do not loan traps for removal or relocation of cats. I encourage you to ask friends and family to borrow traps. 

Some Resources and How-to’s

The Kitten Lady has a great video on how to trap cats for trap-neuter-return.

Want to print out a how to on trapping, from A-Z? We have a pdf you can print off.

Animal Outreach of Shelby County doesn’t operate a veterinary clinic. We contract with a full service veterinary clinic in Greensburg and the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic to provide spay/neuter services to community cats. We also pay for the surgeries and vaccinations as resources allow. We have a limited number of humane, live traps to loan to those of you without your own.

Cats can be in a carrier if friendly or a trap if unsocialized/skittish/feral. Please, if the cat is not 100% able to be handled safely by strangers, err on the side of safety and transport the cat in a trap. If anyone on the veterinary staff gets bit or scratched by a cat in a carrier, the cat will have to be held for rabies quarantine. And we certainly don’t want the staff member injured!

The benefits of spaying and neutering the unowned cat population include:

Stops breeding and prevent unwanted litters of kittens
Saves taxpayer dollars by keeping cats out of animal shelters
Helps improve the health and quality of life of outdoor cats
Reduces nuisance behaviors like spraying, fighting, howling, and roaming