TRAP NEUTER SPAY
NEWTON RESIDENTS if you see a lot of cats in your neighborhood or you are feeding cats and need help spaying them let us know! Visit our Contact Us page for how.
C.A.M.P. EACH MONTH!
Every month Caring Hands Humane Society trains you to care for Community Cats with our program titled C.A.M.P. (Community Cat Alteration & Management Program). This program offers training to learn how to Trap, Neuter and Return Community Cats. Come join us to learn about this important work!
There is a $35 deposit that is refundable upon the return of the trap in good, working condition, along with an additional nonrefundable $10/week rental fee.
WHAT IS TNR
Trap-Neuter-Return or TNR is the humane and effective approach for stray, or community cats. Now in practice for decades in the US after being proven in Europe, scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.
Trap-Neuter-Return is successfully practiced in hundreds of communities and in every landscape and setting. It is exactly what it sounds like: Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home — their colony — outdoors. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes.
Grounded in science, TNR stops the breeding cycle of cats and therefore improves their lives while preventing reproduction. It is a fact that the removal and killing of outdoor cats that animal control has been pursuing for decades is never ending and futile. Since many community cats are not adoptable, they are killed in pounds and shelters. With a successful program like Trap-Neuter-Return to turn to, it is hard to believe that animal control agencies continue to kill cats, even though that approach has shown zero results.
It is time to put an end to catch and kill! Trap-Neuter-Return provides a life-saving, effective solution for these beautiful, independent cats.
TNR ANSWERS THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY
“I think there are several amazing benefits for communities that arise after they embrace Trap-Neuter-Return,” says Dr. Levy. “One of the most substantial ones is a resolution of the conflict that…[can] surround cats in neighborhoods. Once residents understand that something is being done to control the cat population, they usually embrace having a Trap-Neuter-Return program there.”