Sunny1607307996 Posted May 16, 2010 Share Posted May 16, 2010 I recently read about about a Trap-Neuter-Return program on a university that was organized by students and quite successful. The article can be found here: link removed It struck me to thinking about some of the stray cats at my university. I've only seen a handful but I'm sure there are more than the ones I've been able to spot. I know there is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic nearby and I work at a vet's office so I would get discounts on the surgeries there as well. I have virtually no experience with a TNR program and was wondering if anyone here does and would like to share their experience. I am debating if I should just buy or borrow a trap, set it up around campus, and alter any cats I capture and set them loose again where I found them. I am slightly concerned about what the university will think about this, and if I could get in trouble, and who I should go to for permission to do this. I am also concerned about funding - this would all be out of my own pocket and as a student, I don't exactly have lots of extra funds. My last concern is if I accidentally trap someone's pets. The two cats I encountered today I'm pretty sure are feral (no collar, fear of me, hissing, knew exactly where to run and hide when I approached) and obviously if I trapped a cat with a collar I would let it go. (Even though the university is nearby a low-income area and they cat's owner would probably appreciate a free spay/neuter). So I guess I'm just asking for general advice about this project and asking people to share their general experiences implementing a program like this of their own. Thanks Link to comment
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