Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

There are thousands of outdoor community cats living in our neighborhoods throughout Upstate NY. Community members and outdoor community cats are co-dependent on each other’s support. For neighborhoods to maintain a low rodent population, outdoor community cats are essential. For community cats to maintain their established colonies, they need the support of the neighborhood to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) them, continue feeding them, and monitor their well-being.

Population control is critical to control the proliferation of free roaming cats in our communities.  That’s why Animalkind Inc. is leading grass-roots efforts around successful programs across Columbia and Greene Counties, like TNR that works to manage the outdoor community cat colonies while supporting their natural habitat.





TNR includes humanely trapping the cats; bringing them to a vet for spay/neuter, vaccinations and ear notching; and then returning them to where they are living, continuing to feed them, provide shelter and keep an eye on their health and well-being.

The main component required for this program to have a long-term success is for the community members to be involved in the TNR process. This includes educating neighbors and keeping an eye on their outdoor community cat colonies.

Animalkind Inc. offers spay/neuter for free roaming cats for FREE and also provides traps and guidance.