How To Save Stray Cats?
What Is TNR?
T: Trap -- to trap stray cats
N: Neuter - sterilization and related medical treatment
R: Return - release after necessary medical and health treatment
An important tenet of TNR: Whenever possible, stray cats that are friendly and willing to interact with humans, especially young stray cats, should be promptly relocated and placed for adoption.
Why Implement TNR?
For stray cats, food and water are essential for their survival. When a place has plenty of water and food, it attracts a large number of stray cats to breed there. A large number of stray cats will disturb the normal life of residents.
To solve this series of stray cat problems, the best way to implement a planned community rescue (TNR) is to carry out trapping, neutering and release procedures. This is the way to transform a natural community of stray cats into a managed community. In this way, stray cats can live a safe and healthy life and people don't have to worry about their overbreeding.
The most important thing: one or more large bags (cages, boxes) that can be used to transport the cat. Ideally, a cat is equipped with a bag (cage, box). Do not try to lock cats in the same container, which will cause cats to be seriously frightened and even hurt people in the process of escape and self-defense.
There are several types of stray cats that need to be put on hold:
1. A lactating female cat cannot be neutered for the time being. Taking a mother cat will cause her children to die from exposure and starvation. Therefore, it is important to wait for the end of lactation before taking the female cat to be neutered. In general, the female cat's lactation period is about 6-8 weeks.
2. Young cats that are not spayed or neutered may not be taken to be spayed or neutered.
Generally, cats can be spayed or neutered after they are 6 months old. Immediate sterilization is not recommended for those under 6 months of age.
3. Stray cats with serious diseases
For such cats, consider helping them recover before spaying or neutering them. In addition, if the cat has a cold (runny nose, watery eyes, etc.), cough, not eating, or decreased appetite during the feeding process a few days before trapping, it is best to treat the cat before spaying or neutering.