FERAL CATS AND TRAP, NEUTER AND RETURN
TNR is a program that traps feral cats, vaccinates, sterilizes and releases them back to the area in which they were trapped. This is a proven way to reduce the feral cat population. Ideally there should be one or more persons willing to provide food or water for a feral cat colony daily. If shelter is not available, inexpensive shelters can be constructed. This program has been proven to stabilize feral cat populations and then reduce them by preventing the birth of kittens. Cats that have been trapped and altered in a TNR program have their left ear tip removed so they can be identified if trapped again. Releasing them back to their original home territory discourages other feral cats from moving in. Alley Cat Allies has lots of information on TNR and ear tipping.