RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Animal League has launched a new community cat program, to help control the feral cat population. They plan to focus on the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor that runs through both the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County.
The new initiative is called “TNR,” and stands for “trap, neuter, release.” It is the League’s goal to neuter as many cats as possible, and also educate residents about community cats and how best to care for them. Spring is “kitten season” and hundreds of unwanted litters could be born without these spay/neuter efforts.
The average cost to spay or neuter a cat is $50, which covers the procedure and a rabies vaccine. Often, additional funds are needed for flea and tick removal, skin conditions, or other infections. The Richmond animal league needs to raise $6,000 to help with surgeries for at least 100 cats. You can donate here.
More information about Project TNR can be found here.