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TNR programs combat cat overpopulation

Trap, neuter, return program
TNR programs combat cat overpopulation
Posted at 10:46 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 00:46:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — News 5 followed up on more than 100 cats seized from a Pueblo animal shelter, with potential charges of animal neglect. Some of the cats are now at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, where they said there is a cat overpopulation problem, specifically in Pueblo.

Those with the humane society said this year has set records of how many cats they have in the shelter, with almost 400 cats at one time in the Colorado Springs location. The humane society has a Trap, Neuter, and Return program (TNR) to try and help with cat overpopulation. The program has people go out and watch cat colonies, then trap, vaccinate, and fix the animals. "There aren't enough homes for the cats that are available. And so what we like to do in this TNR program is make sure that the cats that are living outside are still thriving, but they're not reproducing," said Kate Aviv, the Community Relations Specialist of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Pueblo.

The humane society said they are always looking for volunteers for the TNR program. If you would like to help, visit this link.