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Trap-neuter-release

The “Trap-neuter-release” (TNR) cat sterilization program is carried out worldwide and has proved to be the cheapest, most humane and efficient way of controlling cat population.

The method includes trapping cats, spaying/neutering them and releasing them to the same location where they were found as soon as possible. Cats are detained only in exceptional cases, for example if the captured cat is tame and can be placed in a home, provided that temporary shelter and care is available. Most free-roaming cats are not socialized and cannot be placed in homes. According to all laws and ordinances, they cannot be removed from their habitats and put to sleep.

Despite the rising numbers of stray cats, thanks to the neutering program the number of captured cats is kept stable, and the numbers of euthanized cats and citizen complaints have gone down. In order to prevent capturing the same cat more than once, the cats can be ear-tipped in a way proscribed by the law. Finally, in order to control the health and numbers of cat habitats/colonies, it is also necessary to organize feeding stations under the care of cities or animal shelters under contract with the city, or citizens who love animals.

Cat trapping is a complex process because feral and free-roaming cats can be difficult to trap. Food is used as bait in the traps, and captured cats are placed in smaller transporters and taken to veterinary clinics where the surgical procedures are performed.

Spaying or neutering is the surgical removal of sex organs – for females it is ovaries, Fallopian tubes and the uterus. It is a completely painless procedure that is performed under anesthesia when the cat is soundly asleep. Today such procedures are performed routinely, and the animal is capable of doing everything normally several hours after the procedure. Surgical procedures should be performed in veterinary clinics that are in the vicinity of cat habitats. We usually capture cats one day ahead of the sterilization so we can be certain the cat goes to surgery with an empty stomach. In addition to ear-tipping, sterilized cats undergo treatment for endo- and exo- parasites.

Postsurgical care includes caring for the cat after the procedure, when the cat is transported to a designated place where it will spend the following few days, after which it is returned to its habitat. Cats are usually kept in larger cages where every cat has a place to sleep, access to a litter box and gets food and water regularly.

After sterilization and aftercare, the cat is returned to the place where it was captured, where a feeding station and habitat control are organized.
YOU SHOULD NEVER PERMANENTLY REMOVE A STRAY CAT FROM ITS HABITAT!

Great caution and substantial experience are required when capturing and treating free-roaming cats! The goal is to sterilize the cat in a way that causes minimum stress and to prevent injury to humans. Always keep in mind the fact that free-roaming cats are feral and that problems may occur while capturing them, placing them in a transporter, sedating them at the vet or during recovery. We do not recommend trapping free-roaming cats if you have no prior experience with such matters. Contact us instead and we will try to help you.

 

ŠAPICA – Association for the Protection of Animals and Environment , Zaprešić

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If you want to help us with the spaying/neutering of free-roaming cats, you can make a payment to our bank account:

BANK ACCOUNT – CROATIA:
Giro account: HR49 2484 0081 1035 5595 4
Foreign currency account: HR49 2484 0081 1035 5595 4
SWIFT: RZBHHR2X

* purpose: USV program

ADOPTED
R.I.P. 
Name: Ivy
Sex: F
Born: September 2013
Spayed: 9 March 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

ADOPTED
Name: Flash
Sex: M
Born: May 2013
Coloring: tabby-and-white bicolor
Neutered: 27 March at 3:00 p.m.

ADOPTED
Name:
 Gordon
Sex: M
Born: May 2013
Coloring: tabby
Neutered: 27 March at 5:00 p.m.

ADOPTED
Name:
 Donnie Darko
Sex: M
Born : September 2013
Coloring: black
Neutered: 5 May 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Billy
Sex: M
Born: May 2012
Coloring: white with tabby parts
Neutered: 27 May 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Pinky
Sex: M
Born: February 2013
Coloring: orange with a tabby pattern
Neutered: 27 May 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

RETURNED TO FEEDING STATION
Name:
 Bond
Sex: M
Born: May 2012
Coloring: black and white

Neutered: he was already neutered, put under on 28 May at 2:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Bard
Sex: M
Born: September 2009
Coloring: tabby with a white chest
Neutered: 28 May 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Name: Bonny
Sex: F
Born: May 2013
Coloring: black
Spayed: 29 May at 2:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name: Bree
Sex: F
Born: May 2013
Coloring: white-and-tabby
Spayed: 29 May at 2:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Beck
Sex: M
Born: May 2013
Coloring: white-and-tabby
Neutered: 30 May at 2:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Berry
Sex: M
Born: May 2013
Coloring: black-and-white
Neutered: 2 June at 1:00 p.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Bastet
Sex: F
Born: September 2013
Coloring: black
Spayed: 4 June at 5:00 p.m.

ADOPTED
Name:
 Lun
Sex: M
Born: May 2006
Coloring: white-and-tabby
Neutered: 6 June at 09:00 a.m.

ADOPTED
Name:
 Mucko (confirmed FeLV)
Sex: M
Born: May 2013
Coloring: white-and-tabby
Neutered: 6 June at 09:00 a.m.

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Agate
Sex: F
Born: May 2013
Coloring: white-and-tabby
Spayed: 9 June at 2:00 p.m.

RETURNED TO FEEDING STATION
Name:
 Jackie
Sex: M
Born: May 2013
Coloring: black-and-white
Neutered: 26 June at 7:00 p.m.
* Special thanks to Prava šapa, for providing shelter and care until recovery. 

RETURNED TO FEEDING STATION
Name:
 Yanma
Sex: F
Born: May 2012
Coloring: tabby with a white chest
Spayed: she was already spayed, put under on 26 June at 7:00 p.m.
* Special thanks to Prava šapa, for providing shelter and care until recovery. 

RETURNED TO FEEDING STATION
Name:
 Olive
Sex: F
Born: September 2009
Coloring: white-and-tabby
Spayed: 13 July at 10:00 a.m.
* Special thanks to Prava šapa, for providing shelter and care until recovery. 

RETURNED TO FEEDING STATION
Name:
 Čupka
Sex: F
Born: September 2012
Coloring: longhaired tortoiseshell
Spayed: 13 July at 10:00 a.m.
* Special thanks to Prava šapa, for providing shelter and care until recovery. 

RETURNED TO FEEDING STATION
Name:
 Rakunka
Sex: F
Born: May 2009
Coloring: calico
Spayed: 24 July at 7:00 p.m.
* Special thanks to Prava šapa, for providing shelter and care until recovery. 

UP FOR ADOPTION
Name:
 Curica
Sex: F
Born: May 2012
Coloring: tabby
Spayed: 19 August at 2:00 p.m.