There are many problems facing neighborhood cats, including the danger of hunger, illness, harsh weather, and attacks by other animals. Practices such as poisoning, trapping, gassing, and steel leg-hold traps must also deal with human population control. It's best to start by calling your local rescue, shelter, or animal control office for assistance if you're interested in supporting the environment and feral cats in your neighborhood.
The process of humanely trapping neighborhood animals, making them spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies, and then returning them to their communities to live out their lives, is Capture, Neuter, Release (TNR). This practice helps maintain the population, improves the lives of cats and decreases the risk of illness.
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