TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Return. This is a way of helping reduce feral cat populations both in our small towns and on farms. There is a huge cat overpopulation problem in all of the towns on and near the reservation. The only way to solve this problem is with spay/neuter to end the reproductive cycle.
How it works:
Contact Cheryl at 763-232-3420. Let her know the approximate number of cats you’re looking to help, where you’re located, and if you need assistance with cat food, live traps, or dog sized crates to use for the cats safe recovery area. We may ask you to make a small donation towards the veterinary care. We will get you approved to take the cats in to the Wilmot Veterinary Clinic for surgery and 2 vaccines. Once you pick them up again, you will want to keep them warm and safe for at least 24 hours after surgery. Longer if possible. A dog crate works well, because it can fit a bed area, litter box and food and water bowls, so the cat has everything he or she needs. Once you’re positive the anesthesia has worn off, release the cats where you found them.
If you have a large colony, please plan on multiple appointments on multiple days. You will call to schedule your own appointments on days that work for you. You might be able to get 3-4 cats in per day. The vet will “ear tip” them, so you can tell which ones have had surgery, and which haven’t.
If you have friendly cats or kittens, and are looking to reduce your numbers, let us know and we may be able to help by getting them to one of our rescue partners to be placed up for adoption.
We are a small rescue organization that is focused on animals on the reservation and bordering communities. Bordering communities we help include Rosholt, Wheaton, Wilmot, Beardsley, Corona, Eden, Roslyn, Webster, Hankinson and Fairmount. We are not able to assist animals outside our service area.