TNR Works!

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For neighbors that sometimes see cats as a nuisance (how? – kitties are adorable!) and need help understanding why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only effective way to stabilize and eventually reduce feline populations, you can give them scientific facts that TNR works.

We have the proof you need to help any TNR doubters easily understand the truth. TNR does work and we have some helpful case studies to serve as concrete evidence. These case studies span across the country and around the world, showing that cat populations were stabilized and  reduced, and negative behaviors associated with mating stopped thanks to cats being spayed or neutered through targeted TNR efforts.

If you’re in a situation where your local government, property management, or even a neighbor is skeptical that TNR is more effective at reducing the cat populations than removing cats (either with trap and kill or relocation), make use of the scientific and real-life evidence found in Alley Cat Allies’ official case study manual, Trap-Neuter-Return Effectively Stabilizes and Reduces Cat Populations. For example, there’s the story of the colony that lived along the Merrimack River in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where 30 of the cats were trapped and killed by a private trapping company. Two years later, 30 new cats joined the colony. The phenomenon of new cats replacing ones that were removed is well documented and known as the Vacuum Effect. The people of Newburyport came to realize that TNR was the only solution. This is one of many case studies that will be instrumental  in opening anyone’s eyes to the truth – TNR works!

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