Wild cat populations can and have been successfully
decreased by working with conscientious people to
care for them and have them sterilized. The processs of trapping and euthanizing
cats has not proven to be an effective strategy
for reducing the wild cat population.
The “trap-neuter-return” (TNR) method
of humanely controlling feral cat populations is
endorsed by Tufts University School of Veterinary
Medicine, the Cornell Feline Health Center, Alley
Cat Allies and many other national organizations.
Although TNR programs are not perfect, their advantages
are clear. They end the breeding of more unwanted
cats; reduce annoying feline mating behaviors such
as spraying, fighting and yowling; control the spread
of disease; provide an opportunity to return socialized
cats running at large to their homes, or to find
new homes through adoption.
Free-roaming cats are a community issue that requires
a thoughtful, humane approach. The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus needs a community network to resolve suffering
of barn and other free-roaming cats.
call our TNR phone line at (262) 988-5978 and leave a detailed message if you are interested in being
part of a coalition to help cats.