Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

Free-roaming cats (feral and stray) are the biggest source of homeless kittens every year. HSoP takes in nearly 250 kittens per summer, and 1/2 of those kittens come in without a mom. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) will prevent unwanted cat births, reduce the feline infectious diseases in our area, and lower the number of unowned, homeless pets in our county.

The Humane Society of the Palouse does not accept feral cats into our shelter.

Be a life-saver and donate to our TNR fund today! 

HSoP has created a TNR program to assist the residents of Latah County with feral cats on their property. Our TNR program will provide feral caregivers in our community the ability to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and ear-tip their feral cats at participating veterinary clinics. This program is free to all Latah County residents, but a suggested $20.00 donation is appreciated. 

Our newly created TNR program is dedicated to our feral felines here in Latah County. Feral cats are wild and not domesticated, meaning they are not suited to be a house pet. Feral cats do not want to be around people, and are better fit for sheds, barns, and garages. For more information on feral cats click here.

HSoP can loan out live-traps for you catch your feral cat(s) safely and humanely. We do require a $50.00 cash or check deposit that will be returned to you when the trap is brought back to us.

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TNR Process:

  • Apply for the TNR program through HSoP.

    • You must submit the TNR Application and the TNR Agreement to HSoP.​

    • Forms can be emailed to: director@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org or mailed to HSoP: ​​2019 E. White Ave. Moscow, ID 83843.

  • HSoP will review your application, and send you the coupon when you are approved.

  • ​Once you receive your TNR coupon from us, call the participating veterinary clinic to schedule your surgery drop-off time.

    • Cedar Veterinary Hospital (208)882-1772​

    • North Palouse Veterinary Clinic (208)875-1096

  • Set your live-trap

  • Transport your feral cat(s) to the veterinary clinic at your scheduled time.​

    • Bring TNR coupon(s) along to the veterinary clinic at your scheduled time.

      • HSoP will not reimburse for past procedures.

  • Pick up your feral cat(s) from the veterinary clinic at your scheduled time.

  • Return your feral cat(s) back to your property and release them, following any recommendations the veterinarian gave you.

Why should you return the cat(s) back to your property? 
If a feral cat showed up on your property and won't leave, it is there for a reason. It may have found good shelter in your barn, or a good source of food like rodents. If the feral cat feels like it has everything it needs, it will stay. If you remove that cat, another cat will move in for the same reasons the first cat did. 

By keeping your feral cat on your property after it has been through our TNR, you will have one cat who will protect your property and will be less likely to allow another cat to enter.