How We Can Help You

Carol’s Feral can help you help the roaming cats in your neighborhood with TNR by:

1. Loaning you a humane live trap and teaching you how to use it.
2. Providing you with low cost spay/neuter services so that the cat isn’t adding to the cat overpopulation problem.
3. Helping you get the cat healthy so that it can return to its home.

Carol’s Ferals is not an animal shelter;

however, we do take in limited number of friendly stray cats and adopt them out. Our goal is to curb the population of stray, feral, and owned cats. Trap-Neuter-Return is a practice set forth by Alley Cat Allies and is the humane solution to the cat overpopulation problem. This is where our focus lies.

Never take a feral cat to a shelter!
Taking a feral (wild/untamed) cat to any shelter or humane society will result in its being immediately killed.

The “R” in TNR

The R in TNR is for RETURN—not merely RELEASE, and is the most important step in the TNR process. A cat needs to be RETURNED to where you found it. Simply dumping a cat in another location is cruel. Cats live in colonies with social structure and will basically kill themselves trying to get back to their colony if not properly re-homed. Never just take a cat to a different location and consider the problem solved!

How the TNR Process Works

Carol’s Ferals accepts cats Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, between 6-7:30 pm. We strongly recommend completing our Needs Assessment Form so we can get a handle on your situation.

Once you have trapped a cat, you can feed him up until the time you transport it to us. You do not have to fast the cat. We will take away any food in the trap once the cat reaches me. Keep the trapped cat covered at all times. This will reduce stress on the cat (AND YOU!).

Spay/Neuter surgery will take place the following morning.  Our contracted veterinarian and team will anesthetize the cat while in the trap and perform surgery. If you wish to have the cat tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV or given any vaccinations, that can be done at the same time. There is a small fee for these additional services. The fee for spay/neuter can be discussed via initial email communications. Based on situation and funding opportunities, some surgeries can be done on a donation basis.

We will pick up the cat later in the day and bring it to our rehab facility where we will keep it in a comfortable cage with a comfortable pad and post surgical meal. We will monitor the cat to make sure it is recovered enough to be released back where you trapped it. Cats are usually kept 48 hours in total.

How You Are Helping

For every cat that you have fixed, you are circumventing the unwanted births of 11,000 cats over the next 5 years! Imagine the difference we can make together!

Let us help you help the cats in your neighborhood!

For more information, please e-mail us at info@carolsferals.org. It may take up to 48 hours to respond, so please be patient.

Our mission is to end feline overpopulation in west Michigan through community education and empowerment.

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