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Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return (TNVR/TNR)

Bailey's Human Rescue offers a Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return (TNVR/TNR) program in Johnston County, NC and surrounding areas. TNVR is the only humane method of feline population control.  Through TNVR, cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, have their ear tipped, are vaccinated, and are  returned to their outdoor homes after recovering from surgery.

Check out this video by the Kitten Lady to learn more about TNR!


The current standard of feline population control in Johnston County is euthanasia. Not only is this method inhumane, it has proven to be ineffective as a means of long-term feline population control. When a cat is trapped and killed, the remaining cats will breed until the population stabilizes based on available resources, thus creating more cats that will ultimately be trapped and killed in an endless cycle.

The only way to stop a population of cats from continuing to breed is through TNVR. When a cat is spayed or neutered, and returned to its outdoor home, it will continue using the resources available to its colony, thus reducing the rate at which the remaining unaltered cats will breed. Bailey's Human Rescue hopes that by spaying and neutering entire community cat colonies at once we can help ease the feline population crisis in Johnston County.

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