TNR (TRAP, NEUTER AND RETURN)
TNR (Trap - Neuter - Return) is a program used to manage community cat colonies. SGVHS will return to offering Trap-Neuter-Return services as our capacity increases.
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.
HELP CONTROL THE FERAL CAT POPULATION
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.
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 (if you rent the trap for 4 days, you will receive back $80 from the $100 deposit).
We do require any trap rental or new TNR customers to review and sign the "Cat Trapping Guidelines" for San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. This provides the renter with information on how to correctly and humanely trap a feral cat.
See the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society's Cat trapping Guidelines here
*ALL TNR CATS MUST BE BROUGHT IN A HUMANE FERAL TRAP FOR SURGERY, NO EXCEPTIONS.*