Community Cats – Pitts Park – Clarkesville, GA
Habersham Humane Society would like to introduce of our feral friends that are part of the Trap and Release Program. Also known as Trap-Neuter-Release [TNR], community cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped (to signify they are TNR) and then returned to their outdoor homes.
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TNR is the Most Effective and Humane Solution to Controlling the Free-roaming Cat Population
- It costs less taxpayer dollars to sterilize than to kill feral cats.
- The population will be controlled with no new litters.
- Population will decrease as feral cats live shorter life spans than inside cats.
- The cats are vaccinated against disease.
- Annoying behaviors like howling, fighting, marking territory and subsequent odors will stop or decrease dramatically.
The Truth about TNR and Feral Cats
- TNR permanently reduces the number of cats.
- TNR reduces rather than encourages predation and does not significantly impact bird species.
- TNR saves taxpayers’ dollars.
- Feral cats are useful in controlling rat populations.
- TNR reduces nuisance behaviors.
- Feral cats are rarely aggressive, tending to shy away from humans.
- TNR does not pose a risk for rabies.
- TNR reduces nuisance complaints.
If you are interested in more information about the Trap and Release Program or how you can help with other community cats in Habersham County, please reach out to us at 706-839-1040 or through our contact page.