New Jersey’s central resource for
Feral cat and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) information

Project TNR encourages and assists with the implementation of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the effective, cost-effective and humane method of managing feral cat numbers, protecting public health and reducing impact on wildlife. We provide technical assistance to municipalities, nonprofits, and residents, and advocate on behalf of feral cats and feral cat caregivers.

Using this technique, all the cats in a colony are trapped, altered and vaccinated against rabies. Feral cats are then returned to their territory where caregivers provide them with lifelong food, water, shelter and veterinary care. Young kittens who can still be socialized, as well as friendly adults, are placed in foster care and eventually adopted out to good homes.

TNR is a movement that is growing by leaps and bounds as residents and local governments see its potential. It is on a trajectory to become the predominant method of feral cat population control.

Please see the links on either side for educational materials, ways to connect with other caregivers, how TNR can benefit your town, sample TNR ordinances and much more.

If after reviewing the materials on this website, you feel overwhelmed or unable to move forward with a TNR plan, feel free to contact a local mentor group where available. Click on the map below to find a list of mentor organizations in your area that engage in Trap-Neuter-Return.

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Project TNR - Trap-Neuter-Return results in: fewer to no births, reduction of nuisance complaints by residents, alleviation of public health concerns, lower animal control costs

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