Here is an opportunity to be part of the solution toward humanely slowing the population growth of Yerington’s “community” cat population: The small group of Yerington ARGONN Animal Rescue Group of Northern Nevada volunteers needs your assistance in transporting community felines to Reno to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped.
The appointments are already secured at the Reno branch of the Nevada Humane Society (NHS) at 2825 Longley Lane, Suite B on Wednesdays August 3rd, 17th, and 24th. For each of these appointments, 6 cats are to be transported in the trap they have been trapped in & returned in cat carriers that will also be provided for use by ARGONN. For these 3 group spays, this will impact a whopping 18 Yerington community cats!
The plan is for the cats to be picked up from Gale Jacobsen’s home in Yerington at 5:30am to arrive at the Nevada Humane Society by 7:30am. Then at 3pm the cats are scheduled to be picked up at NHS and returned to Gale Jacobsen’s home in Yerington. The Yerington ARGONN volunteers are able to offer $30 on each transportation date to defray the cost of fuel.
Please call Gale at 775-546-3345 to help in this highly impactful process.
Just think of the story you will be able to tell about a taking a truckful of yowling scared kitties to Reno then return to Yerington with 6 sleepy cats that will no longer reproduce!
Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) is a program by which feral cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, and then released into the environment. Rather than immediately reducing numbers through removal, TNR practitioners hope to slowly reduce populations over time.
What happens when a cat is caught through the TNR program?
With TNR, adult cats—spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped—are returned to the colony to live out their lives in their outdoor home.
When did Trap-Neuter-Return start?
The humane approach called trap-neuter-return emerged on the public scene in Great Britain during the 1950s and later in Denmark in the 1970s. At some point during that time, TNR began to take hold in the U.S. as well, but it didn’t become part of the public discourse until the 1990s.