TNVR stands for TRAP-NEUTER-VACCINATE-RETURN, and you may often hear its sister term “TNR”. It is implemented in community cats and feral cat colonies to help maintain their population. Without sterilization, a female cat and her following litters could produce up to 2,000,000 cats in a 10 year time frame. That seems like an unobtainable number, but it is actually quite plausible. By spaying and neutering feral cats in New Braunfels, we are preventing unwanted kittens and helping limit the spread of feline diseases.
TNVRing in a city like New Braunfels benefits both the community and the cats. Instead of cats wandering for mates, cats are more likely to stay in their designated routes where they are used to being fed. Also, now that the cats have been sterilized, there is no worry for businesses about finding homes for unwanted kittens. Instead, cats can be put full force into doing what they do best – hunting!
Cats are great for minimizing rodent populations around restaurants and communities. Many restaurants support community cats because of the great job the cats do with maintaining rodents outside of the building, thus keeping mice, snakes, and rats out of the kitchen. Rodents can also cause expensive damage to indoor and outdoor electric lines. Having a community cat, or several, can help with keeping rodents in check.
YES! Cats are more active at night, especially if they live around a busy area like a shopping center. During the day, many of these cats will be in hiding. However, when night comes around, businesses close, and traffic begins to slow down, the cats will begin to come out of hiding. This isn’t true for all feral cats, but for a majority. Our community cat feeders in New Braunfels take special care to feed in many locations, at night, to keep cats from the danger of traffic.