It's important for everyone to take responsibility for the neighborhood stray. Left unaltered, this cat can reproduce and before long there will be dozens of strays living in your neighborhood. The best thing you can do for feral and stray cats is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The benefits of keeping these community cats outweigh the cost of altering them.
TNR means Trap, Neuter, Return. The cats are trapped, brought to Plannned PEThood to get spayed or neutered, ear-tipped and given a Rabies shot. They are then returned to their homes in the neighborhood where they live.
An ear tip is a painless procedure done during the sterilization surgery. It is the universal symbol for a Community Cat that has been spayed or neutered.
Feral cats are the best organic method of getting rid of rodents and snakes. With a feral cat on the premises, you will finally be able to do away with rat poisons, mouse traps, and dirty rodent droppings. These chemicals are poisonous to your pets, children, and other family members.
Removing feral cats from a location is ineffective because it opens a territorial void and then more unaltered cats move in and start the breeding cycle all over again.
If they are taken to a shelter, feral cats are considered un-adoptable and, unfortunately, are usually euthanized. Planned PEThood rescues feral cats with our Barn Cat Program when a neighborhood cat needs to be relocated.
We loan 30-LTD from Tru Catch and Drop Traps. There are approximately 90 traps available and they are usually on loan. If you would like to reserve a trap, you can click on the link below to fill out our online Trap Reservation Request form or give us a call at (678) 561-3491. We loan our traps out for 2 weeks at a time. We require a $60 deposit for each Tru-Catch trap and a $80 deposit for each Drop Trap. We will not charge your credit card unless you do not bring the trap(s) back within two weeks' time. There is usually a waiting list for our traps. If you would like to know how long our current wait is, please feel free to give us a call.
Visit our Spay and Neuter Surgery page for information and pricing for feral cat spay/neuter surgery!