7. Evaluate the progress of your Trap-Neuter-Return program.
Using the baseline statistics that you gathered prior to the implementation of the program, determine the impact Trap-Neuter-Return is having in your community. Refer to the tracking statistics posed under the “Gather Baseline Statistics” section above. Compare and contrast the statistics prior to the program and after the program has been established.
Be sure to continually measure your success. Accurate statistics will help identify areas that need improvement. Adjust the program accordingly, and demonstrate the effectiveness of your changes.
Our experience has shown that by taking into account these seven guidelines, organizations can implement a successful Trap-Neuter-Return program that improves the lives of cats and in helping improve your community. You will be joining a movement that values cats’ lives and paves the way for the expansion of humane care for cats.