Catalyst for Cats of Santa Barbara County uses the non-lethal trap-neuter-return, or TNR, to reduce our area’s feral cat population. Cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, then evaluated, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped for identification by veterinarians.
Kittens and tame cats are adopted into good homes. Healthy adult cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their familiar habitats under the lifelong care of dedicated volunteers. Ultimately, cats’ lives are spared, communities benefit from the resulting natural relationship with the animals, and tax dollars are saved.
TNR has prevented the birth of millions of feral kittens and has extended and improved the lives of countless cats that would otherwise produce more cats and live difficult lives, struggling to survive.
National Feral Cat Day is October 16. Catalyst for Cats asks readers to give thought to the misery of and death for all the unwanted cats and other pets in our area.
For more information on improving the lives of stray and feral cats in Santa Barbara County while humanely reducing their numbers, call Catalyst for Cats, (805) 685-1563.