Trap / Neuter / Return

Reduce Animal Overpopulation

Trap, Neuter/Spay, Return (TNR) is a program by which feral cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, and then released back into the environment. Rather than immediately reducing numbers through removal, TNR practitioners hope to slowly reduce populations over time.

Help us spread the word! Contact us today for information about TNR in your neighborhood. 

How it works

How you can help

Residents of McCormick County can contact the HSMC to request our team come out and trap cats on their property. 

By doing this, you are giving consent for us to enter your property, place our traps and then return the cats to that same location. We do not relocate these cats.

Why is the left ear tipped?

Removing the tip of the left ear is the universal sign that a cat has been spayed or neutered through a TNR program. This allows TNR volunteers and the public to readily identify that a feral cat has already been altered.

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