Clinic Information

 

      

TNR Clinic Guidelines

The TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Program is intended for feral cats to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped before being returned to their original locations. Truly feral cats cannot be handled by humans, do not have an owner, and typically live in colonies.               

Advanced appointments are requiredPlease email reception@nevadahumanesociety.org to schedule an appointment.  While NHS seeks additional grant funding for the program, we do ask for a donation of $30 per feral surgery to help us continue offering this service. If this is inaccessible to you, it can be discussed. Our priority is getting cats in, but any donation helps.

Surgery days are Monday and Wednesday only*. Drop off is between 7:00am and 8:30am with same day pick up from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Please check the Nevada Humane Society website or Facebook page for any changes due to holiday hours or weather-related shelter closures.

*Sick and injured ferals can be brought in on any open weekday morning when discussed with clinic reception. This does not include Upper Respiratory Infections, vomiting or diarrhea, or dental disease. This does include wounds, abscesses, injuries such as broken limbs, and Quality of Life Assessments to determine if a cat is best served by humane euthanasia.

Drop off location:

Nevada Humane Society
2825 Longley Lane Suite C
Reno, NV 89502
The clinic entrance is on the far right side of the building.

Requirements:

  • Feral cats must be over 3lbs. or 3 months of age.
    • It MAY be possible for found/feral kittens 4-12 weeks of age to be admitted to the shelter as Good Samaritan Surrenders; please contact tnr@nevadahumanesociety.org or 775-856-2000 ext. 337 to discuss specifics and options.
  • Feral cats must arrive in a humane trap covered with a sheet or towel; other containers (carriers, boxes, bins) will not be accepted.
    • Traps can be rented from NHS when available.
  • Feral cats must be dropped off with an empty, clean, medium-sized plastic carrier with a towel inside to wake up in after surgery.

Following pick up:

  • Do not transport cats in the trunk of your car as they may be exposed to extreme heat, cold and exhaust.
  • Do not offer food or water until after release to prevent stomach upset and accidental injury.
  • Keep the cat in the covered plastic cat carrier in a quiet room, bathroom, or warm garage for the night after surgery. Carefully release the following morning, gently and away from traffic.

Thank you for helping our community cats!