Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

TNR is the most effective and permanent way of controlling the stray cat population in your community. Be part of the solution. Step up and work with your local government, as well as animal welfare organizations such as PAWS, to organize a TNR in your community.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

TNR is the most effective and permanent way of controlling the stray cat population in your community. Be part of the solution. Step up and work with your local government, as well as animal welfare organizations such as PAWS, to organize a TNR in your community.

It’s all about the “Holding Capacity”…

The holding capacity is the source of food that attracts animals to a particular area. Food sources could be exposed garbage and people that feed the animals. This is why you see many stray cats near restaurants and garbage disposal bins, while there are fewer cats in clean, highly commercialized establishments.

Every community has a Holding Capacity

Getting rid of stray cats by adopting, euthanizing, or moving them to a different location will only attract other cats from neighboring areas. The cycle will never end!

The solution is to properly manage your Holding Capacity

To do this, all stray cats in the community must be spayed or neutered to prevent them from multiplying. The next step is to manage their feeding to avoid excess food from attracting cats from neighboring areas.

TNR Guidelines

A Group Effort

Community leaders and residents must be unified in their efforts to control the stray cat population. This is why the TNR seminar is an important part of the program. It will only succeed if everyone is on board.

Do Not Impound

Cats under the TNR program, identifiable by their notched or tattooed ears, must NOT be seized by the City Pound. Otherwise, all efforts are wasted and new stray cats will invade the territory in no time.

Managed Feeding

A designated feeder must adhere to a feeding schedule. The cats must not be overfed so that they are forced to keep neighboring cats from sharing their holding capacity. Proper garbage disposal/collection is also key.

Organize a TNR for your community

1) Ask your community leaders (Barangay Captain, HOA President, building admin) to coordinate with a licensed vet that can offer low-cost (charity) rates for spay and neuter.
OR
2) Ask your community leaders to coordinate with PAWS. Our TNR program includes a free seminar on animal control, humane trapping, managed feeding and animal welfare laws.

NOTE: City pounds often perform “Trap & Kill.”
This is NOT a permanent solution to the overpopulation of cats.

How you can help

The shelter and all our programs and campaigns are funded solely by donations. You can donate any amount via bank deposit or Paypal transfer.

Checks should be issued to Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift no. BOPIPHMM)
BPI USD Account No. 3944-0021-61
BPI PHP Account No. 3943-0086-11

Philippine National Bank (Swift no. PNBM PHMM)
PHP Account No. 1888-70015305

Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO)
PHP Account No. 006250058159

Paypal is the easiest and safest way to donate online using your credit card.
You do not need to be a PayPal member.

PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC)

Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City,
Philippines 1108

We are open Mon-Sat except Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
~We are also closed on holidays~

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