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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!

Where Can I Get Traps?

Cat Trap Size Should Be [Size 26x9x9 or 32x10x12]

If available you can sometimes rent traps from:

You can Purchase Traps From:

Traps purchased from a hardware store and social media we recommend getting zip ties so you can secure the doors as they are not as sturdy and need extra support. Additionally always test to make sure they are working before trapping. 


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.

How Do I TNVR?

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

  • Get cats on feeding schedule.

  • Trap train cats by zip tying traps open and only feeding cats in traps 2 weeks prior to appointment.

  • Schedule appointment with clinic.

  • Start trapping 2 days before appointment. 

  • Have a spot for recovery: Male 24 hours, Females 72 hours 

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