TNR is the only humane way to stabilize the feral cat population. One of the challenges with feral cats is that they have not been socialized and generally avoid contact with humans. While a stray cat abandoned by its owner might approach you, a feral cat will not. A stray, often looking unkempt, might check out the food you offer it right away, a feral, appearing well groomed, will not. Strays tend to be vocal and maybe seen at all hours of the day, while feral cats will be silent and are most often active at night.
Through TNR, feral cats can be neutered and vaccinated, resulting in populations stabilization and decreases. TNR makes cats healthier and ends the breeding cycle, which means no more kittens.
For more information, or to learn how to TNR a feral cat colony in Cheatham County, please leave a message on our hotline: 615-829-8984, or fill out the spay/neuter on line form. A volunteer will return your call and help guide you through the process.