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Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

On this page you will find useful information about the meaning of Trap-Neuter-Return (commonly referred to as TNR) which improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time, while helping answer the needs of the homeless cat population in our community.

Much of the information provided below comes from an organization called Allie Cat Allies, and a link to their organization, along with more detailed information about how you can help our "community cats" in a safe and humane way can be found on their website. 

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In a Trap-Neuter-Return program, community cats are humanely trapped (with box traps), brought to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped (the universal sign that a community cat has been neutered and vaccinated), and then returned to their outdoor home. 


How does TNR stabilize and reduce feral colonies?

Trap-Neuter-Return quickly stabilizes feral cat populations by stopping the breeding cycle of cats through sterilization and therefore improves their lives while preventing reproduction.

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How does TNR improve cat lives?

Trap-Neuter-Return relieves cats of the constant stresses of mating and pregnancy.  Mating behaviors cease, like roaming, yowling, spraying, and fighting.  Cats are vaccinated against rabies and their overall health improves.

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How does TNR answer the needs at your home and in the community?

The population stabilizes so no new kittens!  Cats become better neighbors. Colonies become quieter as behaviors like yowling or fighting stop for mating, calls to authorities about the cats decrease significantly, and community morale improves

How can you learn more about TNR, participate in TNR, or donate to the TNR program for Klassy Kats of Butts County?

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Want to learn more about TNR?

Contact Klassy Kats of Butts County via email at, private message us on Facebook, or go to Alley Cat Allies at the following link:


Where can you get a "community cat" (TNR cat) sterilized for the lowest cost?

Visit our Spay and Neuter page on this website for local lowcost, and mobile veterinary services that work near or in the Jackson/Butts County area.  

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What if I don't have a trap to use?

Traps can sometimes be borrowed from Butts County Animal Control when they are available.  To contact them call 770-775-8011.  Klassy Kats also has a Trap Loan Agreement.  If interested please contact us via email at or private message us on Facebook.  We will be providing a link soon to our Trap Agreement online.

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