What is TNR and why?

by | Sep 30, 2020 | Cat advocacy, Cat stuff, Cat Tips, Charity work | 0 comments

Even though I am not a charity, but as long as you are working in the animal industry, you will always end up being involved with animal rescue. Simply because your website is out there, people in desperation will contact whatever that comes up on Google search. I guess I am doing my SEO properly so I often end up receiving calls from people who needs help with cat rescue mission.

Also, after being in this business for over a decade, I often got calls from various cat charities who might be in need of help. I always try my best to help as much as I can.

But over the years, I realise one problem. Sure, we can go out and help one cat, two cat, three cats, or even a colony of cats. But why are those cats there in the first place? Why are cats being abandoned?

When I first turned 30, my mission was to start a cat business and work for myself. I have just turned 40 this year. (FYI: my original plan was to go to Paris with a good friend to celebrate for a weekend, but then the pandemic hits….so here I am. I will celebrate it when the pandemic is over)

In my 40s, I want to get into education, so to raise the awareness of the public on cat welfare. I strongly believe that with education and public campaign, there should be less and less cats needing rescue in the long run. And that’s going to be my mission for the next decade.

As one of the first steps of me starting this journey, I have created this infographic about TNR (Trap-and-Release or Trap-and-Return). Please feel free to share this far and wide. The more people learning about the best practice in cat welfare, the better chance for cats to have a better life everywhere. If you want to print this out, click on the download button below to download a PDF file.

HOW DO YOU START?

If you are in Ireland and need help to deal with feral or street cats in the area, the following links are good places to start:

https://www.cdpa.ie/services/control-of-feral-cats/
https://communitycats.ie/information/tnr/
http://www.animaladvocacy.ie/tnr/
http://feralcatsireland.org/Neighbourhood_Harmony.html
https://icatcare.org/unowned-cats/feral-street-community-cats/tnr-getting-started/
https://icatcare.org/unowned-cats/feral-street-community-cats/management-after-tnr/
https://icatcare.org/covid-19-advice-for-those-undertaking-tnr-and-or-feeding-unowned-cat-colonies-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/

As always, if you are in need for further assistance, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

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