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TNR Groups Provide Vet Care to Captured Cats

Posted: June 5, 2012, 6:10 pm. EDT

Most “trap-neuter-return” feral cat groups provide vaccines and other veterinary services to prior to releasing them, according to a survey of 120 such groups conducted by Alley Cat Rescue, a feral cat TNR advocacy group.

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Ninety-six percent of the groups provide rabies vaccinations to feral cats, while 64 percent provide distemper vaccinations. Twelve percent provide feline leukemia shots, 62 percent deworm feral cats and 64 percent provide flea treatment.

The majority (96 percent) of feral cat groups neuter stray cats before placing them in homes, and most groups also provide spay and neuter services to owned cats to prevent future colonies from forming, according to Alley Cat Rescue.

Feral cat groups’ efforts to educate the public about trap-neuter-release programs have been productive, with 65 percent of respondents calling their education efforts “somewhat” effective, and 18 percent finding their efforts extremely successful.

Most animal control agencies do not offer trap-neuter-release programs (61 percent), and one in three agencies have trapped and killed whole colonies, according to respondents.

Respondents had some luck working with the animal control agencies, with a fairly even split between “difficult” and “somewhat successful” responses and 21 percent of respondents reporting a “positive” experience. Local government, meanwhile, posed more difficulty for the groups, with only 15 percent finding government easy to work with. Fifty-seven percent of respondents found it “difficult” to work with their local wildlife groups.


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