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Feline Fix is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program. TNR is the only humane method for managing outdoor cats. Most of the cats who go through our program are returned to their original environment -this is the best possible outcome for the cat because feral cats are not adoptable as indoor pets.
Occasionally we remove outdoor cats from extremely dangerous situations and place them in responsible barn homes. Barn cats are available for adoption. All cats will be spay/neutered, vaccinated for rabies, and will have a left ear tip (the universal symbol for a fixed barn cat). Barn homes are expected to provide food, shelter and basic care for cats. If you are interested in a barn cat please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a mandatory 2-3 week re-homing period where cats must be confined in a crate before being released to roam your property. This will ensure that the cat does not run away. We recommend that cats be placed in pairs or groups.
About our TNR program:
We provide free humane-trap loan, coaching, financial aid and logistical support for Davidson County residents who would like to help outdoor cats. For anyone outside Davidson County we provide free trap loan, coaching, and access to low cost services.
If you have outdoor cats in your area, please fill out our questionnaire to request assistance
TNR is designed as a humane means to stop outdoor cat colonies from continuing to reproduce by humanely trapping cats, spaying/neutering them, and returning them to their home territories. A left ear-tip (see photo) is the universal sign that an outdoor cat has been sterilzed and vaccinated. Numerous studies have shown that TNR programs are the most reliable method of stabilizing and reducing cat populations, with the lowest cost to local governments and residents. Cats that are spayed and neutered enjoy a safer and more comfortable existence, free of the mating behaviors that annoy neighbors and threaten their lives (roaming, fighting, spraying, yowling, and giving birth over and over again). Sterilized colonies will keep new cats from moving in and eventually the colony size will reduce naturally.
Studies estimate that as many as 82% of all kittens born in the United States originate from a community cat. TNR is one of the most powerful ways to prevent pet overpopulation.
How it works
1. Please fill out our questionnaire. This will give us all the information we need to help you with your project. We will need to be in contact with anyone who feeds the cats. Read the Step By Step Instructions to understand how the process works.
2. We will contact you to discuss your project and schedule a time to begin trapping.
3. We recommend sterilzing all the cats at the same time. It is much easier to manage the project this way than to fix one cat at a time. We normally ask you to start trapping on Thursday or Friday and trap over the weekend and then cats are taken to a clinic for surgery on Monday. We can provide some support for this part of the project if you live in Davidson County. A volunteer will go over this part of your project in detail with you.
4. All cats need a climate controled area to recover from surgery - most cats need to recover for 24 hours and then may be released. Some cats may need to be held longer.
5. Our average cost per cat is between $35 - $45. If you live in Davidson County, we ask that you contribute toward this cost if you are able. This will enable our program to remain viable and ensure that we can help more cats in the future. If you live outside of Davidson County, we are unfortunately unable to provide financial aid at this time. But we do provide free trap loan, coaching and transportation for everyone.
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Pet Community Center is dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond and to ending pet overpopulation.
We are not a rescue, but occasionally we place feral cats into barn homes.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept any tame stray or pet cats/kittens into our program. We hope you will contact one of the many wonderful rescues in this area to assist you.
The vision of the Pet Community Center is to create a community where pets are valued and treated as members of the family – and to end pet overpopulation.
Pet Community Center is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond and to ending pet overpopulation. Founded in March 2011 with programs beginning in October 2011, PCC has provided spay/neuter services for more than 2,300 animals to date. Trap-Neuter-Return has been PCC’s primary focus during this time, as the feral cat population is the most under-served by the spay/neuter programs of the community and the most explosive in terms of growth. However, PCC also provides access to low cost spay/neuter for low-income families, as well as pet behavior training on a sliding scale in order to prevent animals from becoming homeless. The long-term objective of PCC’s spay/neuter, behavioral training and educational programs is to create a partnership with the community to achieve a live release rate of 90% citywide.
Pet Community Center, Inc. was created in 2011 as a non profit organization. Registered in the state of Tennessee, we have 501c3 status with the IRS, therefore all donations are tax deductible. Learn more about our governance and finances at givingmatters.com profile.
PO Box 148846
Nashville, TN 37214