what we do
Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) is the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. It is exactly what it sounds like: Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated. After recovery, the cats are returned to their home—their colony—outdoors. Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes. TNR improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.
There are so many reasons to embrace and promote TNR. Trap-Neuter-Return:
Fostering plays a key role in supporting the animals in our community. Cats and kittens with injuries heal better when cared for in a home setting. Fostering kittens helps socialize them, making them more adoptable cats. Fostering also helps spread the word about animals available for adoption.
We understand that fostering can seem scary and/or intimidating. We currently offer the following supports to anyone fostering cats and/or kittens in the Emporia, Kansas area:
- Free Training Opportunities
- Access to our Private Facebook Group for SCC Fosters
- SCC covers the cost of all medical bills
- Supply sharing
- Vacation/Leave Coverage
- 24/7 Advice and Support
We recognize and appreciate all of the hard work that colony caretakers do to ensure that community cats are well taken care of. We also know that food, shelter, and medical bills can be expensive. This is where we can help.
If you are currently taking care of a colony of community cats, and would like assistance with providing housing, food, or paying for their medical bills, please contact us. Here are some ways in which we can help:
- Providing winter shelters
- Providing feeding stations
- Providing watering buckets
- Helping with the cost of food
- Helping with minor medical treatment
- Offering no-cost spay/neuter (COMING SOON)
- Trapping (as requested or in combination with TNR)