PAWS is pleased to have received a grant from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society to fund its 2017 Hip2Snip TNR project designed to help Plaquemines Parish humanely manage the area’s community cats.
The 2017 Hip2Snip TNR project will sterilize and vaccinate (for rabies) free-roaming, unowned cats, and then return them to their outdoor homes to live out their natural lives without reproducing. This program is open to community cats in Plaquemines Parish only and requires that all cats fixed through the program are “ear-tipped”, the universal sign that a cat has been spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
“In conjunction with PAWS current low-cost spay and neuter services, this grant will help us achieve our goal to perform 300 free TNR surgeries over the next ten months,” explains Thaddeus Sunmoni, PAWS Executive Director. “We would like to thank Best Friends Animal Society for their support in offering this project to our community,” adds Sunmoni.
WHAT IS TNR?
Tray-Neuter-Return is a program whereby residents humanly trap free-roaming, unowned cats; take the cats in their traps to a veterinarian to be sterilized, ear-tipped, and vaccinated; then return the cats to their original location.
5 STEPS TO GETTING A COMMUNITY CAT FIXED
- Call PAWS at 504-392-1601 to schedule an appointment to get the cat fixed.
- Coordinate when you will trap the cat with the date of your PAWS appointment so that the cat is caught the night before the appointment. (Do not feed the cat once trapped.)
- Bring the cat in the trap to PAWS at the scheduled time to be fixed.
- Pick the cat up from PAWS at the scheduled time.
- Release the cat back into the colony where it was originally trapped.
For more information and assistance with trapping, contact PAWS at 504-392-1601.