Learn how to safely and humanely trap feral cats. Information on where to obtain traps, free spay/neuter for feral cats and how to maintain a colony also will be given.
In October and November, 575 cats or kittens were brought to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in Georgetown. Thirty percent of those were feral cats that cannot be tamed, so they are unsuitable for adoption. All of the feral cats and kittens at the shelter are euthanized because there are not enough resources to handle feral cats in a shelter environment.
However, there is an alternative. Individuals can participate in TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs. Under these programs, cats are trapped and spayed or neutered to reduce the number of feral kittens born annually. Then individuals agree to feed the cats, and the cats can remain on their property.
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter supports the efforts of non-profit organizations that perform TNR of feral cats. Cat-trapping classes will be offered at the Regional Animal Shelter the second Thursday of each month. The class is free of charge.
For information on TNR, go to www.streetcatrescue.com; www.shadowcats.net; or www.alleycat.org.