Learn about Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

Trap Neuter Return (TNR) is the nonlethal, humane practice of capturing and spaying/neutering cats, then returning them to their colony. Volunteers, cat colony caretakers and high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinics manage TNR programs. Some organizations, such as IndyFeralAnimal Friends Humane Society, OAR, UCAN and Whistle Stop, have traps available to borrow or purchase.

Help Cats in Harmful Situations

If you find a cat that looks injured or in a harmful situation, please remove them from harm and transport them to one of our no-kill shelter partners. It’s always a good idea to contact the shelter before bringing the cat in. Contact Cincinnati Animal CARE in Cincinnati or the Humane Society of Greater Dayton in Dayton.

What is Ear Tipping?

During spay/neuter, veterinarians painlessly tip the left ear of feral cats that will return to their colony. Ear tipping identifies cats that have already been spayed/neutered, which helps TNR efforts and tells animal control the cat is cared for.

Scooter Teaches TNR

Interested in learning about TNR? Let Scooter walk you through the process!