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Trap, Neuter, Return or "TNR"
Definition of TNR
TNR is a comprehensive, ongoing program in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns, and rural areas are humanely trapped, then evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians.

Beaufort Community Cat Project and TNR
A cat overpopulation problem exists in almost every community across the country. We acknowledge the fact that the nation's and each community's cat overpopulation problem is complex and involves many different perspectives.   We also acknowledge that part of any solution set is sterilization of cats.  In fact, many comprehensive and ongoing spay-neuter programs for cats (including this one) have been successful at reducing local animal shelter intake and numbers of cats in communities.  We focus on sterilizing free-roaming cats, as they are the largest contributor to the pet overpopulation problem comprising about 80% of local shelter intake.  We do this through TNR.  On occasion, we also offer free or reduced cost sterilization services for pet cats.

Feral Cat Fact: The vast majority of free-roaming cats are not fully socialized and thus not adoptable.