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TNR Makes Happier Kitties (Trap, Nueter, and Release)

My passion is poetry but I am a cat lady at heart. I have taken part in numerous TNR programs in my community.

Article Summary

TNR makes happier kitties (trap,nueter, and release) is a short story told by Patches the cat. She explains how she became part of the TNR Program (trap, neuter release) and how it works. She wants to help her friends (other cats) get spayed or neutered also.

"Step By Step Guide Trap - Neuter - Release " by AllieCatAllies



A Stranger Drops Off Food

During the winter I was scared, hungry and often times very cold but I had my brothers to keep me warm.

There was a stranger who dropped off food but we did not trust him. We would wait until he left before we would eat.

When spring approached we could finally get out to play.

The stranger made sure we had food and water. With each passing day we began to trust him anxiously awaiting the moment he would deliver our food. Then we would rush to eat.

We were still afraid so we would not allow him to comfort us.


TNR Program

When I was seven months old he began taking me and my brothers to the doctor.

My name is Patches. I am one lucky stray kitten. I have someone who takes care of me.

It took alot of patience but we now trust him. He is our friend.

My new friend tells me the Humane Society makes it possible by offering a program called Trap, Neuter and Release or TNR.

This program allows individuals to bring stray cats to Veterinarians to have them fixed (spayed or neutered). It is important to have this done on both males and females. The process removes their ability to create baby kittens. Then you release the cats back into the community.

Stray Kitty Cats in Patches Neighborhood


Patches Plea for Help

I have friends down the alley and across town who could use this program.

It helps drastically reduce the kitty population.

Please help me by using this program. Contact your local Humane Society for details.

Each stray cat needs your help.

Thank you.


Tnr Program

Catch and Release Trap

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 07, 2019:


Here is information for NDN (national desexing)https://ndn.org.au/

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 07, 2019:


Thank you for your comment.

It seems Australia is not implementing this yet but check the NDN website for low cost spay. I also found this article which might interest you. https://petproblemsolved.com.au/blog/cat-trap-neut...

There is also a study by the RSPCA


Hopefully this will inform you of Australia's choices.

It seems they have a trap and kill program but no TNR yet as the AVA (Australia Vet Assoc) does not agree it will help.

There is an interesting island set up for these unwanted cats...I would love to visit this place someday.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 07, 2019:

Nicely written from Patches' viewpoint. Good message to educate people to be responsible and have cats neutered. I don't think we have this TNR program in Australia but it is a great idea.

Ellison Hartley from Maryland, USA on March 06, 2019:

I love this! It is always fun to read things from an animals perspective. It is especially great in this case that educates about spay and neuter programs.

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