Trap, Neuter, Release Program
In a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, community cats are humanely trapped for the purpose of sterilizing them to prevent unwanted litters of kittens in the community. Community cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and then returned to their outdoor home.
We offer TNR services for community cats from Independence and unincorporated Jackson County. The charge is $20 and includes the following: spay/neuter, eartip, tattoo (the universal signs that a community cat has been spayed/neutered), rabies and FVRCP vaccinations, and parasite treatment.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cats will be scheduled to be dropped off and picked up on the same day. The cats will need to arrive in a humane live trap, and the caregiver will need to bring the completed TNR Surgical Consent Form for check-in. After pick up, the caregiver should be prepared to hold the cat indoors overnight and release the following morning to allow for adequate recovery from the anesthesia.