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Trap-Neuter-Return

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We will return to offering Trap-Neuter-Return services as our capacity increases.

In the meantime, please continue reading to learn about how you can help us control the feral cat population!​

TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is a program used to manage community cat colonies.

A cat caught in a humane feral trap/cage can be brought in to be spayed/neutered. The cat is also "ear-tipped" (about 1/4" of the cats left ear is removed, harmless and painless, done under anesthesia and in a sterile environment) which is a universal sign of a spayed/neutered feral cat. Once the surgery is done, the person who trapped the cat picks them back up from San Gabriel Valley Humane Society and returns/releases them into the area in which it was originally caught.

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Trap-Neuter-Return is proven to be humane and effective in controlling free-roaming cat population growth. TNR helps with population control and permanently reducing the number of cats in an area, as well as reducing the spread of disease. The returned spayed/neutered colony guards its territory, discouraging unneutered cats from moving in and beginning the cycle of overpopulation anew. 

TNR cats can no longer reproduce, helping to mitigate the increase of the feral cat population. 

TNR surgeries are offered on our regular surgery days, please call the front office to inquire about available dates.

All TNR Cats must be brought in a humane feral trap for surgery, no exceptions.

San Gabriel Valley Humane Society also rents humane feral cat traps to the cities it serves. Renting a trap requires a $100 cash deposit, with only a $5 a day charge for rental. Once ready to return the trap after use, you will receive the difference back. For example, if you rent the trap for 4 days then you will receive $80 back from the $100 deposit. 

We require any trap rental or new TNR customers to review and sign the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society's Cat Trapping Guidelines. This provides the renter with information on how to correctly and humanely trap a feral cat. Please call us at (626) 286-1159 to get started.

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