ENAH, Inc.

EveryoneNeedsAHome, a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization

Feral Cats & TNR

–FERAL CAT ALERT– Our feral cat program runs from March 1st through October 1st. We follow the guidelines put forth by the Dane County Humane Society and do not provide funding for spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats in the winter. This is because, for a period of time after anesthesia, the cat is unable to regulate its body temperature. The females also have a large portion of their bellies shaved.

The term “feral” means wild.  A feral cat is basically a wild animal, unsocialized to people.  It is not the friendly stray cat that comes up to you and rubs against your leg.

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is a humane way to solve the feral cat overpopulation problem, a huge, complex problem all over the United States.  TNR involves trapping the cat in a humane trap, spaying/neutering and vaccinating it, and releasing it in the same location that it was trapped.

ENAH offers spay/neuter assistance for people who live in Lafayette or Green County, WI, and would like to be involved in feral cat TNR.  Please send us e-mail if you’re interested in helping ENAH do TNR in Lafayette and Green Counties.

If you’d like to learn more about feral cats and TNR, there is an excellent video published by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  This 16-minute video will tell you how TNR works, why there is such an overpopulation of feral cats and how to humanely battle this problem:

HSUS Trap, Neuter, Return video

The following are 2 great web sites with a wealth of information about feral cats: