Trapping, Neuter and Release (TNR) is a well-documented, evidence-based part-solution to the problem of cat overpopulation among unowned cats.
WLPA’s TNRR: Trapping, Neuter, Rehome or Release all kittens. WLPA will consider some individual adult cats for rehoming where they have an inability to compete on the colony; where they are dumped at colonies or where it is in the interest of the cat. A WLPA-managed TNRR program looks like this:
- A leader coordinates TNRR (rescue, feeding and health care) at a defined site.
- Volunteers on a site are covered by WLPA insurances and work is conducted with duty of care to human and animal safety.
- Feeders are rostered, are reliable, and are persons who can afford the cost of feeding on an ongoing shared basis without expecting WLPA to pay for all foods.
- Feeders and rescuers work as a team for desexing and transporting animals.
- Feeders and rescuers engage local community support and do not rely on WLPA for everything.
- Photograph identification of all animals on the colony is undertaken.
- Microchip ID is linked with photographic ID after each animal.
- Animals are desexed and released or are rehomed in accordance with WLPA policies and procedures.
- Cats are provided with detailed assessment by a vet at the time of desexing: dental, deflea, worming, and determining fitness for release.