TNR

Trap-Neuter-Release for Community Cats

The Humane Society’s spay neuter clinic is actively assisting individuals and groups working on TNR programs by providing access to low cost surgery. While people often feel like they are helping outdoor cats by feeding them, the BEST way to improve their lives is through TNR.

 

 

 

You must have an appointment to bring any cat for surgery, we only accept walk-ins on identified walk-in days. When you book an appointment for a feral cat in a feral booking spot we understand that cats don’t always cooperate with our efforts to trap them but we ask that you try to be realistic with your feral cat appointment bookings and if you’re not confident that you will catch a cat aim for the walk-in dates instead. To book an appointment, please book online HERE or call us at 519-966-1118.  

 

 

All feral/community cats brought in a live trap will be eligible (upon request) to receive a FREE community cat package included with the $50 surgery fee. The package includes a standard ear tip, microchip, and FVRCP vaccine. The ear tip helps identify from a distance that they are spayed or neutered, and the microchip to provide them with a permanent link to their caregiver. The package is supported by donations to the Humane Society, and is intended for community cats who will be released back to their outdoor homes.  


Caregivers are asked to bring feral cats in to the clinic in a live trap as this is the safest way for our staff to handle them with the least stress to the cat. Traps may be borrowed from the Humane Society (limited quantities are available) for no charge, although a deposit of $60 is required. Have a trap shy cat? Check out these tips from HSUS – https://www.animalsheltering.org/magazine/articles/game-changers.


If you’re planning to TNR a number of cats, please ask for a Frequent Fixer Card. With this card you will receive a stamp for each cat you have spayed or neutered. Once you have spayed or neutered 9 cats, the 10th surgery is free!


Please note that all Essex County municipalities offer support for spay and neuter of community cats. These vouchers are honoured at the Humane Society, and cover the full cost of surgery, but the voucher programs are administered and governed by each municipality. In most of Windsor, LaSalle, Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington, and Lakeshore, please contact your municipality to apply for a voucher, or if you have any questions. In the Town of Tecumseh, the spay and neuter program is administered by the Humane Society. Please visit here to apply to the program. In Sandwich, a special program is available thanks to the support of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan to TNR community cats. Please visit here to apply to the program.


For more information about our programs for community cats please call us at 519-966-1118 or email ferals@windsorhumane.org.