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TNR Program

TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Release. This program is meant to help control the feral cat population in your neighborhood creating a healthier habitat for them. Cats are caught, then brought in to be neutered or spayed, given a rabies vaccination, then rereleased into the area they came from. The vet will clip the tip off one of one ear so that people will know this cat has been fixed.

Over time, the current population will begin to go down and those cats become better neighbors without the need to fight and mate. This is not an immediate answer, but a humane way to help the feral and neighborhood population in a community. 

What is TNR?

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There are several benefits of this program including:

  • Reduces unwanted litters that fill already full shelters & rescues

  • Reduces the population of feral cats in the neighborhoods

  • Reduces the predator population in your area such as coyotes & fox

  • Reduces cat diseases & illnesses that can affect domestic cats like feline immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and feline leukemia (FelV)

  • Improves cat's lives by not having the urge to mate

  • Reduces the need for fighting

  • Reduces the stray cats that fill up the local pound

Let’s Work Together

Get Involved! 

It takes many people to make the TNR Program work! The Wellington Humane Society is partnering with a local group to get this going in Wellington! The community can support this mission by donating money, food, traps, or volunteer hours trapping and working with the local populations.


Join the TNR Wellington, KS group on Facebook to find out more ways to help. 


It will take community and city support to make a real impact! Be sure to talk to your local city council members and voice your support.

Get on the List!

The Wellington Humane Society is offering $50 spay/neuter services to feral or neighborhood cats for Sumner County residents. No proof of income is required! Cats will be marked as feral by clipping the tip of their ear.

We schedule this surgery once a month and have limited spots. You can submit your application through the spay/neuter form and select the feral/neighborhood box. 

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