Spay/Neuter, also known as fixing or altering, removes the reproductive organs to prevent them from mating with other cats. This procedure is done by veterinarians. All Action for Animals cats are spay/neutered.
A spay/neutered cat lives a happier life with fewer potential health and behavioral problems. Just as important, spay/neuter humanely helps to reduce the population of homeless cats.
Find a veterinarian that will spay/neuter your pet at a reasonable cost. If you need financial assistance, contact Pet Friendly Services of Indiana. Another resource: Low Cost Spay Neuter.
TNR is an effective method to control the homeless cat population. Animal shelters have adopted a low/no kill policy. This puts responsibility squarely on residents to get owned and community animals spay/neutered. By humanely trapping cats in their territory, taking them in for spay/neuter surgery (with an ear tip), recovering them, and returning them to their territory, we help reduce the homeless cat population. Join us in our Trap-Neuter-Return mission today. If you have any questions, contact us through email or Facebook.
No, TNR is a non-lethal way to manage feral cat populations. The cats are safely captured, neutered, and then returned back to the location that they were picked up from.
TNR limits the population of homeless cats by preventing them from going through the stresses of mating and pregnancy.
There is already a large homeless/feral cat population around Muncie. Without TNR, cat colonies continue to grow to a level that is difficult for our city to handle. Cats that are not spay/neutered are also more violent towards people and other animals.