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TNR Program

TNR Program

The Fox Valley Humane Association’s TNR program provides spay/neuter and vaccination services to community cats for a nominal fee. This program is designed for feral/outdoor cats only.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane method of trapping community cats to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their colonies to live out the remainder of their lives. TNR is the most humane and efficient way of controlling cat populations. It helps to reduce disease, overpopulation, noises and nuisance behaviors such as spraying and promotes better overall health of outdoor cat colonies.

After being spayed or neutered, cats tend to live longer, healthier lives. Spaying a female will prevent them from going into heat, which in turn reduces the number of new tom cats coming to the area and helps to minimize fighting.

For more information about TNR and its benefit, please see our education page.

This service is $30 per cat.

The services provided through this program include:

  • Neuter/Spay Procedure
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • FVRCP Distemper Vaccine
  • Parasite Treatment
  • Ear Tip Procedure
  • Injected Pain Medication


How do I make an appointment?

Please call or leave a message at (920) 733-1717 ext.117 with your name, phone number, how many cats you would like to schedule, and the service you are calling about.

Example: (“Jane Doe, (920) 123-4567, 4 cats for TNR”)


Here are some of the benefits…

  • Fewer Cats: TNR reduces the size of community colonies, anywhere from 16% to 66%.
  • Less Smell: Too familiar with the smell of male cat urine? Neutered male cats mark their territory less and have a less pungent smell.
  • Less Noise: Neutered cats fight less and make less noise.
  • Rodent Control: Cats are a natural and effective rodent control method.
  • Disease Reduction: TNR includes vaccinations and reduces population size, which in turn can improve overall health of not only the community cats but also of other wildlife in the area.

Interested in adding TNR cats to your property?

Contact our Feline Supervisor at 920-733-1717 ext. 117 or at [email protected] to learn which outdoor cats are available.


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