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People have been asking us repeatedly, “We always see you guys on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook talking about TNR, along with kitties in cages to accompany these posts. So, what exactly is TNR?” Granted, when I first started volunteering with Love Kuching Project, I was also clueless about this term too, until I asked around and did more reading up about this endeavour.
By eliminating mating behaviours, Trap-Neuter-Return makes cats better neighbours. Neutered cats are behaviourally more tolerable and make less noise, for example, and fight less. Gone will be the quiet still nights that are suddenly broken by caterwauling and feline territorial squabbles. One study found that calls to animal control about cats decreased after a TNR program was implemented – even though the human population increased. International Society of Feline Medicine Guidelines on Population Management and Welfare of Unowned Domestic Cats (Felis catus)