TNR is the most important part of IMON!
While we are sleeping or getting ready for bed, our trappers are out there performing TNR (trap, neuter, return) and Colony Management. It's important to maintain the colonies in our area and keep them healthy and happy so that we can minimize disease and cruelty.
Why is TNR and colony maintenance important? When outdoor and community cats are trapped, it gives us the opportunity to provide them with medical care they may not otherwise recieve. Getting vaccinated and dewormed makes them and the other animals in our community healthier. Getting them in front of a vet for their spay/neuter surgery allows them to have a physical exam during which medical issues can be discovered, assessed, and ideally treated. And of course, being spayed/neutered ensures that more cats aren't born into to the community.
At times, we also trap friendly or lost cats and can get them into safer situations such as foster and adoptive homes. These cats are often not equipped to live on their own outdoors, so this intervention is truly lifesaving!
As warmer weather approaches, now is the most critical time for our trappers to get out there - before the newest cycle of breeding starts. TNRing cats before they start breeding and producing kittens gives us the headstart we need to save as many lives this year.
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