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What is the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program?
There are several feral cat communities in and around the area that need control. The plan is to trap, spay or neuter, and return these animals to the location where they were trapped.
Why not just euthanize them?
When animals are permanently removed from a colony, new ones move in. Neutered animals control the colony and eventually shrink the established numbers at a rate that keeps the population stable, not allowing newcomers.
What has been done so far?
On March 1, 2016, Peggy Imbrie began work as the Community Cat Program Coordinator. Here's a summary of what has been achieved:
March 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016:
Number of TNR Clinics: 7
Number of cats S/N at TNR Clinic: 216
Number of cats S/N at other vets: 34
Trapping Locations: St. Maries, Chatcolet, Emida, Fernwood, Santa, Plummer, Tensed, DeSmet
Number of cats removed from Tensed hoarder: 38 (4 returned)
Number of cats relocated to barns: 48
Number of cats trapped at Transfer Station: 33
Number of trapping locations: 38