The Foundation For Homeless Cats has created some Catastic Tee Shirt designs to help you show your support for our shared mission of TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) and saving the lives of outdoor cats. A portion of EVERY purchase will benefit The Foundation for Homeless Cats Spay/Neuter Fund. Buy a shirt and Save A Life! We have many styles, colors and other designs. Tank tops too!
Cat overpopulation is a serious concern, approximately 2 percent of the 30-40 million community (feral and stray) cats have been spayed or neutered. These cats produce around 80 percent of the kittens born in the U.S. each year. If you are caring for a free roaming cat, please make sure he/she is neutered. Below are two helpful resources to find low cost surgeries. A male cat can be neutered in under 2 minutes, and a female cat is usually a 15-20 minute procedure (depending on her age and where she is in her heat cycle). This procedure is performed by a veterinarian in a sterile environment, while the cat is under general anesthesia. The cat will recover very quickly. And usually within 10 to 20 minutes they are awake enough to walk around.
Spay Neuter Hotline: Phoenix: (602) 265-SPAY, Tucson (520) 624-SPAY, Statewide Toll Free: (866) 952-SPAY.
(SPAY equals 7729 on your phone key pad.)
PetSmart Charities Search -This provides by zip code a map of spay and neuter clinics.
Simply enter your zip code and click “Go”: PetSmart Charities
Outdoor Cats: Frequently Asked Questions.” Outdoor Cats: Frequently Asked Questions : The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society of the United States, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2017
Praline 3001, Poor Sweet Prince, April 15, 2013, Photograph
The first step is to contact Arizona Defense League which is a wonderful non-profit resource for TNR.
They lend humane traps, schedule clinic appointments for sterilization surgery and offer instruction and assistance.
If you require additional assistance after speaking with them and implementing a TNR Program, please contact us. We are happy to provide you with educational materials or information you can use to educate community.
“Grumpy Cat” by McFall,Eileen is licensed under CC
‘The General’ is our volunteer trappers’ nemesis. We have unsuccessfully tried to catch this guy to get him neutered. We have come very close even catching him in a drop tap, but this smart and agile guy dug out a
nd escaped in short order. He was fittingly called ‘The General’ since he has shown he is in charge of this situation. We will continue until we outsmart him and he is caught and neutered. It is most important to spay or neuter all the cats within our colonies to stop any breeding activity.
During kitten season local shelters take in over 120 kittens per week during kitten season. The most important part of TNR is “N” Neuter part.