In an effort to control the feral cat population in Logan, city leaders are teaming up with the Cache Humane Society for a joint Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.
The trial program, which will run from April 1-May 31, 2019, will be funded through a grant from Dell Loy Hansen and Diana Ribera.
According to a joint press release issued on Friday, city animal control officers will set live traps for feral (community) cats on Wednesdays, and if cats are trapped they will deliver them to CHS for their regularly scheduled surgery day on Thursdays. CHS will neuter, ear tip and vaccinate cats, and return them to the location where they were trapped.
The TNR program was established in 1990 by Alley Cat Allies, a cat advocacy organization headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
According to their website, alleycat.org, “TNR is the humane approach to addressing community cat populations, works. It saves cats’ lives and is effective. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. TNR improves the co-existence between outdoor cats and humans in our shared environment. This is why so many cities are adopting it.”
If citizens are aware of locations where management of community cats is needed, please give police dispatch a call at (435) 753-7555 so they can place a trap, the release states.
For more information on TNR you can contact Briana Fisher, Cache Humane Society at 435-792-3920 or Teresa Harris, Logan City Mayor’s Office at 435-716-9002.