What is the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program?
There are several feral cat communities in and around the area needing 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 keeping 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:
Number of TNR Clinics: 31
Trapping Locations: St. Maries, Chatcolet, Emida, Fernwood, Santa, Plummer, Tensed, & DeSmet