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. TNR will prevent unwanted cat births, reduce the 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.

HSoP has created a TNR program to assist the residents of Latah County with feral cats on their property. Our TNR program will allow feral caregivers in our community the ability to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and ear-tip their feral cats for only $20.00 at participating veterinary clinics. 

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 to help you catch your feral cat(s) safely and humanely. We do ask for a $50.00 deposit that will be returned to you when the trap is brought back to us.

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.

TNR Process:

  • Apply for the TNR program through HSoP.

    • For the application, click here​

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

  • Set your live-trap

    • For tips and tricks on trapping, click here. ​

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

  • 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.

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

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PO Box 8847

Moscow, Idaho 83843

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