Operation PETS Welcomes Feral Cats
HELPING COMMUNITY CATS
Every day, compassionate people across Western New York provide care to feral cats. Operation PETS works with many local residents to spay and neuter feral cats through a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program. TNVR is widely regarded as the most successful and humane method to reduce the feral cat overpopulation.
Feral cats can live healthy, natural lives on their own, content in their outdoor home with a one-time intervention from humans through Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return. TNVR is widely recognized as the humane and non-lethal approach to feral cat population control. TNVR is a comprehensive management plan where healthy feral (wild) cats are sterilized, vaccinated and returned to their habitat and provided with long-term care by their caregivers. Through TNVR, feral cats can live out their lives without adding to the homeless cat population.
In the interest of giving feral cats the very best medical attention possible, we have developed special protocol for feral cats at our clinic. Please review our feral cat protocol and policies before calling for an appointment.
CATCH AND KILL DOESN’T WORK
It is an endless, cruel cycle and is extremely costly to taxpayers.
TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN DOES WORK
No more kittens. Their numbers gradually go down and their lives are improved.
Feral Cat FOCUS is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of feral cats. Feral Cat FOCUS sponsors low-cost Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return clinics for feral cats. The clinics are held March-November at the Operation PETS clinic in Lackawanna, NY. (NOTE: You must call Feral Cat FOCUS directly to make an appointment at one of their clinics).
If you are not experienced in working with feral cats and do not have a trap, please contact Feral Cat FOCUS at 1-888-902-9717 (toll free) or visit www.feralcatfocus.org for information regarding the proper long term management of feral colonies, low-cost TNVR clinics, borrowing traps, trapping tips, etc.
For more information on Feral Cat FOCUS services and fees or to schedule an appointment for a Feral Cat FOCUS clinic call 1-888-902-9717 (toll free) or visit www.feralcatfocus.org.