TNRMTrap, Neuter, Return, and Monitor
What are Community Cats?
Community Cats (sometimes called “feral cats”) are cats for whom the outdoors is their home. This is in contrast with owned cats that have indoor-outdoor access. Community cats are often averse to living with humans, though many of them can be considered friendly.
Community cats tend to live in colonies in a specified territory. Each colony has its own social hierarchy. Allowing the community cats to live in their established colony creates stability in that colony. Stable cat colonies tend to help minimize the introduction of new cats within the territory.
Many of us help support cat colonies by providing food and even covered shelter for community cats. At SICSA, we are committed to helping to support our community cats by assisting with resources and information through our Help Center, as well as providing Trap, Neuter, Return, and Monitor (TNRM) services.
TNRM appointments are expressly for those working on reducing the community cat population. TNRM appointments are not for owned cats. All cats that are brought for a TNRM appointment will receive an ear tip at the time of surgery.
For the safety of the animals and our staff, effective January 1, 2024, all community cats coming to SICSA for TNR surgery must be transported and arrive in a humane cat trap that is in good working order. We will no longer accept community cats in carriers or any other form of enclosure for TNR surgery. TNR cats arriving in anything other than a humane cat trap will be declined for surgery that day.
HERE ARE SOME FAQS & THINGS TO KNOW:
Kettering, Centerville, & Washington Township Residents*
These appointments are not subject to a rescheduling fee. We will gladly reschedule you for another day if you are not able to catch the cat. We recommend and prefer that cats are brought in a feral trap, but can come in a normal cat carrier if they can be safely handled.
If you need assistance, please call 937-294-6505 ext. 16