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TNR at the San Martin Animal Shelter with Julie

Have you ever considered volunteering to help with community cat populations? Julie, the founder of Garlic City Kitty Rescue, is a prime example of the kind of commitment it takes to make a positive impact.

Julie participates in a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program at the San Martin Animal Shelter twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday. She gets in line as early as 6:30 am and waits until the shelter opens at 8, as the TNR program only accepts the first 15 - 20 cats. To ensure she can help as many cats as possible, Julie finds additional volunteers to stand in line with her, as each cat must accompany a single person.


This kind of dedication is what makes TNR programs successful. By participating in these programs, volunteers like Julie can make a significant difference in managing community cat populations. TNR is a humane and effective approach that involves trapping the cats, getting them spayed or neutered, and then returning them to their original location. This helps to stabilize the population and reduce the number of cats that end up in shelters or suffering on the streets.


TNR also benefits the community by reducing the number of cats roaming the streets and alleviating issues such as noise, odor, and property damage. Additionally, it can reduce the number of cats that are euthanized in shelters, which is a more humane and cost-effective solution.


If you're interested in helping with TNR programs, consider volunteering your time to learn to trap or to stand in line with individuals like Julie or donating to organizations like Garlic City Kitty Rescue. Many communities offer free or low-cost spay/neuter services for community cats.


Providing food and shelter can also help improve the quality of life for community cats. Supporting local organizations that advocate for the welfare of community cats can also be a valuable way to make a difference. Donations of food are greatly appreciated and help the community feeders care for their cat colonies.


Overall, the dedication of volunteers like Julie is what makes TNR programs successful in managing community cat populations. By participating in TNR programs and supporting the welfare of community cats, individuals can make a positive impact on their communities and improve the lives of these animals.


We appreciate you as a supporter of our mission and hope you will consider donating to our organization. We have many ways to donate from our Chewy wishlist to sponsoring a cat. You can click on either of those links to go directly to that section of our website or click HERE to be taken to our Donations page. Thank you!

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