P.O. Box 7722 Charlottesville, Virginia 22906 | CatActionTeamVA@gmail.com | (434) 738-2228
Cat Action Team

Trap, Neuter & Return (TNR) Program trap/neuter/return

Trap, neuter, return (TNR) is the most effective and humane method of working towards this reduction and involves humanely trapping feral cats, neutering them and providing vaccines, and then returning them to their outdoor homes once they have recovered. In order to achieve this goal, we will:

  • Work in partnership with local veterinary offices and clinics to have feral cats TNR'd so that cat colonies come as close to possible as 100% sterile.  Aside from financial assistance, this includes transportation of cats and providing shelter to cats recovering after surgery

  • Educate cat colony caretakers on TNR 

  • Provide assistance to colony caretakers with food and shelter as needed

  • Make an effort to find caretakers for colonies who are without one

  • Identify and bring outdoor kittens and non-feral cats into foster care for socialization and eventual adoption

  • Keep a record of colonies in central Virginia so as to keep up with future support that might be needed

  • Make annual estimates of reduction or remediation of colony sizes so as to estimate achievement towards our goal


Watch a brief video of our President, Betsy Ballenger, describing our TNR program

Contact us about TNR or a colony!

Cat Action Team

P.O. Box 7722 Charlottesville, Virginia 22906

(434) 738-2228