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TNR Program (trap, nueter, and release) explained by Patches the Cat

Updated on May 13, 2019
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I am a cat lover. Cats own me. I have helped them in many ways. I have often trapped cats for the spay/neuter program.



During the winter I was scared, hungry and often times very cold but I had my brothers to keep me warm.

There was a stranger who dropped off food but we did not trust him. We would wait until he left before we would eat.

When spring approached we could finally get out to play.

The stranger made sure we had food and water. With each passing day we began to trust him anxiously awaiting the moment he would deliver our food. Then we would rush to eat.

We were still afraid so we would not allow him to comfort us.


When I was seven months old he began taking me and my brothers to the doctor.

We now trust him. He is our friend.

My name is Patches. I am one lucky stray kitten. I have someone who takes care of me.

My new friend tells me the Humane Society makes it possible.

They offer a program called Trap, Neuter and Release or TNR.

This program allows individuals to bring stray cats to Veterinarians to have them fixed (spayed or neutered). It is important to have this done on both males and females. The process removes their ability to create baby kittens. Then you release the cats back into the community.

Stray Kitty Cats in Patches Neighborhood


I have more friends down the alley and across town who could use this program.

It helps drastically reduce the kitty population.

Will you help me by using this program?

Contact your local Humane Society for details.

Each stray cat needs your help.

Thank you.



Were you aware of the TNR PROGRAM? (Trap, neuter and release)

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Catch and Release Trap

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Twinkle Star Live Animal Cage 32" x 11" x 12.5" for Cat Rabbit Squirrel Raccoon

This trap is easy to set up. Anyone can use it.

Just place food inside and set trap.

Your stray kitty cat will soon be ready for transport to Veterinarian.

I have used this trap on numerous occasions.




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    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      8 months ago from Washington Court House


      Here is information for NDN (national desexing)

    • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


      8 months ago from Washington Court House


      Thank you for your comment.

      It seems Australia is not implementing this yet but check the NDN website for low cost spay. I also found this article which might interest you.

      There is also a study by the RSPCA

      Hopefully this will inform you of Australia's choices.

      It seems they have a trap and kill program but no TNR yet as the AVA (Australia Vet Assoc) does not agree it will help.

      There is an interesting island set up for these unwanted cats...I would love to visit this place someday.

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      John Hansen 

      8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Nicely written from Patches' viewpoint. Good message to educate people to be responsible and have cats neutered. I don't think we have this TNR program in Australia but it is a great idea.

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      Ellison Hartley 

      8 months ago from Maryland, USA

      I love this! It is always fun to read things from an animals perspective. It is especially great in this case that educates about spay and neuter programs.


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