Michigan Humane Society Offers TNR Workshop

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Interested in taking an active role in helping end cat overpopulation? Do you or someone you know live in the Detroit area? This Tuesday, August 9th, the Michigan Humane Society is offering a free workshop on becoming a colony caretaker.

We all know that cat overpopulation is a problem and MHS is dedicated to becoming part of the solution. They are soon kicking off a new TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program and are looking for volunteers who would like to be a part of their team.

According to the ASPCA site, tens of millions of feral/community cats are currently living in the U.S. and the numbers are rising every day. With the TNR method, the population becomes more stabilized and the cats are able to live the rest of their lives with more space, shelter, food, and less risk of disease (click here to learn more facts about community cats).

Those wishing to participate in the new TNR program must attend the workshop, which will train caretakers on how to properly and humanely trap community cats and transport them to MHS for sterilization and any other medical care. The caretakers will then return the cats to their natural habitat and continue care and maintenance for the colony.

Workshop Information:

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
30300 Telegraph Road
Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
United States

All attendees must RSVP

0 thoughts on “Michigan Humane Society Offers TNR Workshop”

  1. If anyone knows a way to rescue a street-wise, trap-wise feral female, please tell me. She managed to elude the HavAHeart trap; and is always pregnant. We desperately want to have her spayed. It is obvious she has never had any human contact. We can’t let her starve, so she comes to our door at the same time every evening, usually accompanied by 2 or 3 male ferals. It is heartbreaking, and we feel so hopeless.

  2. I understand – it is shure a problem the overpopulation of cats. But please – never cill or harm them. They ar innocent and not guilty for anything. For can be a solution is kastrating the free liviing cats. But not in a harmfull way. So I trust in that it comes to a good solution. Hopefully. Thanks.

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