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all-day Livingston County Spay/Neuter Tr... @ Humane Society of Livingston County
Livingston County Spay/Neuter Tr... @ Humane Society of Livingston County
Jul 22 all-day
Livingston County Spay/Neuter Transport @ Humane Society of Livingston County | Howell | Michigan | United States
  Need spay/neuter and don’t want to drive to Warren? Our Transport Van will safely pick your pet up in the morning at the Humane Society of Livingston County, fix your pet at our Warren[...]
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all-day Clinton/Mt. Clemens Spay/Neuter ... @ Macomb County Animal Shelter
Clinton/Mt. Clemens Spay/Neuter ... @ Macomb County Animal Shelter
Jul 23 all-day
Clinton/Mt. Clemens Spay/Neuter Transport @ Macomb County Animal Shelter | Charter Township of Clinton | Michigan | United States
Need spay/neuter and don’t want to drive to Warren? Our Transport Van will safely pick your pet up in the morning in front of Macomb County Animal Shelter, fix your pet at our Warren clinic[...]
all-day Flint Spay/Neuter Transport @ Flint Petco
Flint Spay/Neuter Transport @ Flint Petco
Jul 23 all-day
Flint Spay/Neuter Transport @ Flint Petco | Flint | Michigan | United States
Need spay/neuter and don’t want to drive to Warren? Our Transport Van will safely pick your pet up in the morning at the Flint Petco, fix your pet at our Warren clinic and return your[...]
all-day Springwells Mobile Spay Neuter Day @ Detroit Wellness Clinic
Springwells Mobile Spay Neuter Day @ Detroit Wellness Clinic
Jul 23 all-day
Springwells Mobile Spay Neuter Day @ Detroit Wellness Clinic | Detroit | Michigan | United States
Mobile Spay/Neuter Event   Have your pet fixed by a licensed veterinarian spay/neuter specialist aboard All About Animals Rescue’s state of the art mobile spay/neuter van! Appointment required, call 313-804-9152 or request an appointment online[...]

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Stray Cats

What is Trap Neuter Return (TNR)?

We can all agree there are too many cats, especially cats that live outside and are considered community cats or “feral”. Feral kitties have had no human contact, don’t wish to have any and have always lived outside. When the kittens are caught early enough, they can be socialized in foster homes and adopted out. But these once feral kittens take homes away from all the other social cats and kittens already in shelters that need homes too!

Ferals are considered unadoptable and if taken to a shelter, they are euthanized. There are approximately 60 million ferals in the United States. TNR seeks to reduce the number of community cats while increasing their quality of life. After a community cat has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated, it is returned to the original colony where it can live out a full, healthy, non-reproductive life. TNR is endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association. TNR is the least costly as well as the most efficient and humane way of stabilizing and ultimately reducing the feral cat population.

Certainly, people could instead choose to kill the cats, but it is far more expensive and does not work. Cats are territorial animals, when they are removed from the colony, new ones move in and breed to capacity. So, simply put, if you remove the cats, more will move in.

TNR stops the cycle of reproduction. The San Diego Department of Animal Control showed a decrease of almost 50% in the number of cats intake after starting a TNR program. Spay/neuter reduces undesirable behaviors, such as yowling, fighting and spraying, which also reduces the number of complaint calls made to animal control and the number of healthy feral cats euthanized.

 

How can All About Animals Help Me? 

All About Animals holds monthly TNR training workshops to teach and empower you to start TNRing the cats in your area. Once you have taken the class you are entitled to major spay/neuter discounts for all ferals: $25 each. This includes sterilization, mandatory ear tip and a rabies vaccine (rabies vaccine for cats 12 weeks and older). This workshop teaches the best practices in management and trapping. Gain access to the benefits of our TNR program, including the discounted feral cat spay/neuter, trap loans and networking.

We loan out live traps for your convenience. If you would like to purchase traps instead of borrow them, we can do that too! We carry Tru-Catch 30LTD traps. They are available for pick up at our clinic in Warren and in Auburn Hills. To purchase: Traps $60, Forks $20.

Feral cats can be dropped off Monday through Thursday at our clinic between 8 am and 10 am without an appointment. They must be in a trap and we can accept up to 3 cats. 4 or more cats, you must have make prior arrangements, call 586-435-6930 or click here and reference that this appointment is for feral cats. 1 cat per trap please. Pick up for cats is 7:15 am the next day.

We do not require attending an AAAR TNR Training Workshop if you are already feral cat management certified by Michigan Humane Society.

 

Links

Attend a 2 1/2 hour workshop and gain access to the benefits of our TNR program

Click here to see our TNR wish list

Click here to see our general wish list

Additional TNR resources from Neighborhood Cats and Alley Cat Allies

 

Angry neighbors? Cat Deterrents:

Please see this list of cat deterrents and consider purchasing these to keep the cats off the neighbor’s property: click here.

Click here to see how to keep cats out of gardens and yards from Neighborhood Cats

Click here for Best Friends humane cat deterrents Information Sheet

Click here for Alley Cat Allies humane deterrents Information Sheet

Cat Fencing

 

How to use a Drop Trap

Video 1

Video 2

How to transfer a cat from a drop trap to a regular trap

Drop trap design (we also have drop traps available to loan out)

 

Winter Tips

Courtesy of NYC Feral Cat Initiative website and Neighborhood Cats

Click for more Winter Tips

Click again for even more tips!

 

Shelter Building Plans:

 

AAAR Winter Shelter Building Supplies:

Nashua multi-purpose aluminum foil tape (available at Home Depot in the dryer duct section for $8 a roll; Model # 3220020500, Home Depot Store SKU # 915245)

•Large styrofoam cooler boxes – Just like fish shipment boxes or used for medicines to be shipped to hospitals. Check with your large chain pet shops, grocery stores, veterinary hospitals and human hospitals.

• In lieu of Styrofoam coolers, heavy duty plastic storage tubs: two heavy duty storage bins that fit inside of each other with plenty of room for insulation between the two (on all sides and the top). Smaller of the two should be at least an 18 gallon. Outer container preferably should be Rubbermaid – won’t crack in cold weather.

• Straw (not hay. Dry straw that hasn’t been wet before)

Reflectix mylar insulation – Found at Lowes/Home Depot in the insulation department. ($24)