Community cats also called feral or outdoor cats, live and thrive in every landscape, from the inner city to rural farmland. Feral/community cats can live full, healthy lives outdoors but are often killed in shelters. Feral/community kittens can be adopted into homes if they are socialized at an early age, about 3-6 weeks. If they are not handled in time, they might remain feral and unadoptable.
How TNR Works
Trap-Neuter-Return does work! TNR benefits the cats and the community. Cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped (the universal symbol to a neutered and vaccinated cat) and then returned to their outdoor home. The colony's population stabilizes - no more kittens! TNR improves their lives, and improves their relations with the community.
Since 2014 TNR Riverside has helped facilitate the Trap-Neuter-Return of over 800 cats. With your help we hope to double that number in 2016. The need is great! Please join us on this mission to combat overpopulation and unnecessary death. Click on the Success Stories! tab, above, to read about and see some of the cats we have helped.
Our mission began in 2013 when a local rescue was contacted by a Good Samaritan with forty three unaltered cats. Joining forces volunteers from four local rescues were able to catch, transport, neuter, and vaccinate all of the cats to ensure no additional cats were born. Realizing the results that can be accomplished when we work together, TNR Riverside was formed to address the lack of resources in our area for community cats and their caregivers.