Feline Friends - What To Do
Humane TNR Practices
- All traps are to be labeled with the trapper or caretakers name, phone number and trapping location. All surgeries need to be scheduled before you trap the cats.
- Cat Traps should be lined with newspaper; this keeps toes from being pinched and absorbs waste.
- Cat Traps should always be covered; this reduces stress and keeps all organic matter contained preventing the transfer of any contagious illnesses.
- Make sure that there are no anthills near the traps and please place only one cat per trap.
- Cats should be given 24 hours to recover and fed before being released.
- Handling feral cats should be left to the professionals. Do not attempt to hold the cats, if a bite occurs we are required by law to quarantine the animal for 10 days.
- Traps need to be thoroughly disinfected between each use. All organic matter washed away, then sprayed with disinfecting agent, let sit for ten minutes, and then wash away.
- Every cat will be sterilized, given a rabies vaccine, ear tip (on left ear), extended release pain medication (lasts for 3 days) and medication if injury/illness is life threatening. Additional vaccines, medication and microchips can be administered upon request.
- Please update your catstats.org/yuma account after returning your cat to its home.
Add-on prices for feral cats
- Microchip- $10
- FELV/FIV test- $28
- Feline Leukemia Vaccine (if test is negative)- $15
- FVRCP- $22
- Antibiotic Injection (lasts for 2 weeks)- $10