Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is a humane method of reducing the population of feral and stray cats over time. Cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their familiar habitat and cared for by the property owner or volunteers. Cat populations are gradually reduced. In the past 3 years, HCF has altered over 2500 cats through our TNR program.
How can I get help with TNR?
Do you know of a colony of feral cats that needs help? The Hundred Cat Foundation will guide you through the TNR process and when possible work side by side with you not only on the original TNR phase but continue to offer support and networking for feral colony management after the colony is stable.
Currently, our waiting list for assistance is quite long. We also offer guidance and assistance with do-it-yourself TNR projects. Click here to learn how to start your own TNR program.
If you are caring for feral cats and are concerned about them having adequate shelter over the winter, please consider making them an insulated shelter. Feel free to email us for directions, dimensions or any other questions you have. Your shelter should be filled with straw because it does not hold moisture and acts as an insulator.
Feral cat shelter
Returning a cat to his colony
High Quality, High Volume (HQHV) Spay Neuter Clinics
The protocol used at these clinics allows HCF to alter a large number of cats at each clinic while still ensuring the cats receive top-notch medical care. In addition to being altered, the cats are vaccinated, have their overall condition assessed, receive ear cleanings and treatment for ear mites, and are checked for parasites such as worms or fleas and treated as needed. For many of these cats, this is the only time in their lives that they will receive any medical care. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for a clinic, please download and complete our clinic questionnaire.
With your support we can drastically reduce the number of stray, feral and unowned cats in central PA and improve the lives of those cats in managed colonies. It costs HCF approximately $50 per cat to provide this service at a clinic. Please consider a donation to help us fund this much needed service.
Feed the Ferals
Through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) work, we have seen first hand how difficult it is for many caretakers to feed the cats in their colony a healthy diet. Often, difficult choices must be made by people on fixed incomes caring for a large number of cats. We have met families who could only feed table scraps or perhaps use some of their food stamps to purchase tuna to feed the cats.. Through the Feed the Ferals program, HCF is helping by providing donated food to these colonies. We are doing our best to help these families, but in trying to keep our donation dollars reserved for spaying and neutering, we could really use food donations. Contact us and we will arrange a pick-up of your donation.
Also, consider having a "Feed the Ferals" theme at your next party or office social event. Ask all your guests to bring a bag of dry cat food as "admission" to the party. You'd be surprised how this can really add up - one small holiday party collected close to 300 pounds of food in three hours! You can also make a monetary donation to this program.